Imphal: As part of measures to reduce the smuggling of contraband items across the porous Indo – Myanmar Border, the troops of Tengnoupal Battalion under the aegis of IGAR South, in operations against the smugglers have recovered contraband items at Khudengthabi one after the other in a span of few hours.
At around 2:30 am, based on specific input, the team of Khudengthabi caught an individual named Jankhai Haokip, son of late Jilkham Haokip, resident of zion, ward no 7, Moreh, near pineapple garden, Khudengthabi village. On thorough inspection suspected Brown Sugar in soap cases weighing .415 gms were found. The individual was ferrying these items from Moreh to Imphal. The total cost of the recovered items is in lakh, said a press statement on Thursday.
In another incidence at 9 am the troops of Tengnoupal Battalion checked a vehicle Hundai Creta bearing registration number GUFJW86915 (white colour)driven by one James Vaiphei, 22, son of Lenmang Vaiphei resident of Khonomphai, Tengnoupal district, along with three passengers at PVCP Khudengthabi.
The co-driver was Paominlam Haokip, 34, son of Thangmang Haokip, resident of Ngahmunnon, Churachandpur district. The other two passengers in the vehicle were Seiminlun Baite, 17 yrs, son of Halpao Baite , resident of Maojang, Moreh, Tegnoupal and Nengkhotin Haokip wife of Mangmin Haokip, 24, resident of Sangaikot Block , Songpeh, Churachandpur.
On thorough inspection suspected Brown sugar weighing 3.368kgs worth crores was recovered.
In total , the troops of AR have recovered Brown Sugar weighing 3.78 KG in international market, in pursuit of a drug free Manipur.
The detained individuals and the recovered items along with the vehicle have been handed over to PS Moreh for further investigation, the release said.