Drugs worth over Rs 2.8 crore recovered

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 9, 2020: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) recovered contraband drugs worth over Rs 2.83 Crore from Khudengthabi Check Post in Tengnoupal District on Tuesday.

The  troops  at the check post stopped a suspicious grey coloured Eeco Van bearing registration number MN 04 A 6949 which was moving from the Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh towards Imphal. It was driven by Manlun Haozalian Zou, 35, resident of Machi village, Chandel district along with two passengers who were Lhunkholal Lhunddim, age, 30, residential of Khotlenphai village, Chandel and S. Sundaywon, 48, resident of  Salemram village, Chandel.

During checking of the vehicle, approximately  904 grams of suspected Brown Sugar  and 206 gm of suspected Heroin with approximate total worth of Rs 2,83,80,000 in the International market were recovered, Assam Rifles said in a press statement released on Thursday.

The recovered contraband items and the apprehended persons have been handed over to Moreh police station for further investigation.

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