Brown Sugar worth Rs 55 lakh seized

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 1, 2020: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized suspected Brown Sugar worth Rs 55 Lakh at Tengnoupal Check Post near Sita Road Junction on Saturday.

During routine checking of the vehicles, at around 02:50 pm, troops of Assam Rifles stopped a suspicious grey coloured Maruti Eeco Van bearing registration number MN 05J-0907  at Tengnoupal Check Post near Sita Road Junction. The vehicle was driven by Jamkhomang Baite, 40, son of Lhunkhonjang Baite along with a passenger named Thangkhaohao Baite, 26, son of Lhunkhojang Baite  travelling towards Imphal. On carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle, suspected Brown Sugar 279 grams worth Rs 55 Lakh in the international market value was recovered and being transported to Imphal, Assam Rifles said in a statement released on Sunday.

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The apprehendees alongwith the recovered Brown Sugar have been handed over to Tengnoupal Police station for further investigation, it added.

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