Imphal: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South), recovered two cartons of imported cigarettes worth Rs 3 Lakhs, eight cartons of Godzilla Coils worth Rs 64,000 and 150 kg of betel nuts worth Rs 90,000 on Wednesday.
The imported items were recovered at Sita- Lipham Khullen track junction in Tengnoupal district.
Assam Rifles said suspicious movement of Kenbo bikes was spotted by the troops on the Sita- Lipham Khullen track-junction. On being challenged, the Kenbo bikers left behind their smuggled items and fled from the scene. On carrying out thorough checking of the items, the imported items were recovered.
The total recovery was worth Rs 4,54,000 approximately, as per International market value, it added.
The recovered items have been handed over to the customs department, Pallel for further action, it said.