AR, police seize huge liquor

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Imphal : The troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR South along with Manipur Police in joint operation seized 950 cases of IMFL (Indian made foreign liquor) amounting in lakhs from a truck plying on NH-37 near Khongsang, Noney on Tuesday.

The operation was part of ongoing Anti- Extortion Operation undertaken by Assam Rifles to curb the illegal influx of contraband items in the state.

Based on specific input, a checkpost was established which noticed the truck (registration number NL 01N 9178) near Khongsang. The truck was supposedly carrying edible oil from Silchar to Imphal.

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However, detailed checking of the vehicle revealed well concealed 950 cartons of IMFL stacked below. Excise department officials were intimated who arrived at the site of seizure and amp; post complete checking handed over the seized contraband to Khongsang PS for insitu destruction, Assam Rifles said in a statement released on Thursday.

The apprehended individuals have been identified as Abdul Matalib, 49, son of Jan Muhammad and Md Nasir Khan, 43, son of MD Leibi residents of Golapati Maning Leikai Porompat sub-division, Imphal East.

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