Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 21, 2018: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized a huge cache of contraband drugs worth Rs 7 crores from a Jungle track near Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal district, Manipur, said a press statement released by Assam Rifles.
Acting on specific information regarding carriage of contraband drugs through the jungle track near Khudengthabi, the team of Tengnoupal Battalion launched an operation on June 20. The team observed some suspicious movement on the jungle track and intercepted an individual, who ran away inside the jungle and managed to flee. However, the team of Assam Rifles successfully recovered two bags containing 7.740 kgs of WY tablets and 690 grams of Brown Sugar, said the release.
The socio-political and economic ramifications of the ongoing illegal drug trade are a major cause of concern for the state of Manipur which is the gateway of India to Southeast Asia. Assam Rifles rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ have launched a crusade against the illicit drug smuggling in Manipur. Since March 2018 till date, contraband drugs worth Rs 49.174 crores have been seized by 26 Sector Assam Rifles, added the release.