Drug worth Rs 8.58 crore seized

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 18, 2020:  Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) recovered contraband drugs worth more than Rs 8.58 cores along Indo-Myanmar Border on Thursday.

Based on specific input, troops of Assam Rifles challenged a person crossing Indo-Myanmar border on an unregistered two wheeler near Moreh. The two wheeler was loaded with three gunny bags. The individual on being challenged by the troops, dropped the two wheeler along with the load and fled towards Myanmar. On thorough search of the bags and two wheeler, troops recovered 4.290 Kg of suspected Brown Sugar approximately valued at Rs. 8.58 Crores in the international market, Assam Rifles said in a statement released on Friday.

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The recovered contraband items along with the two wheeler have been handed over to Moreh police station for further investigation, it added.

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