Huge quantity of imported cigarettes, mosquito repeller coils, betel nuts recovered

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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.

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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.

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