Imphal: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters IGAR(South) recovered contraband items worth in lakhs of Ruppees in two seizure operations on Thursday.
In the first operation, on receipt of information regarding smuggling of contraband items in Gamphazol, troops of Assam Rifles moved to village Gamphazol. During routine check, a Maruti Gypsy bearing no registeration number was stopped and on carrying out a detailed check, 5500 packets of WIN cigarettes , dry supari nuts and other contraband items were recovered at Gamphazol. A total of three apprehendees have been identified as Thongmang from Old Samtal,Tong Min Thang from Hengshi and Hai Milien from S Bongjoi, Assam Rifles said on Friday.
In another joint operation with Molcham Police , 6000 packets of WIN cigarettes were recovered. During routine check, four bikes bearing no registeration number were stopped and on detailed checking, 6000 packets of WIN cigarettes worth lakhs were seized . The apprehendees are identified as Jamkholin Baite, Michael Jamminthang, Dominie Lunsei Haokip and Jacob Jamkhapao, residents of Molcham, it added.