Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 1, 2020: Assam Rifles has delivered recovered betel nuts to department of Customs, Imphal on Friday.
The betel nuts of 82 tonnes were recovered on January 28 from Makan and Wanglee villages by troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South).
Since January 28 these illegally smuggled betel nuts from Myanmar were dumped across the border for further black marketing, had to be kept under round the clock observation by Assam Rifles as the representatives and vehicles from Customs department could not reach the remote areas of Makan and Wanglee. Finally custom officials were assisted by Assam Rifles in reaching the location of seizure, Assam Rifles said in a statement released on Sunday.
The nefarious anti-national elements released false allegations against Assam Rifles to the extent of siphoning off the recovered items. These accusations released with the malicious intent to tarnish the incorruptible image of Assam Rifles has been silenced once again by Assam Rifles’ conscientious acts. It raises questions on authenticity of report biased towards creating pressure on Assam Rifles to reduce their vigilance, it added.
Assam Rifles is and always has been against any unlawful activity in Manipur and will continue to pursue the National cause against illegal activities, the statement said.