Imphal: In a well planned and orchestrated operation based on hard intelligence, Assam Rifles raided two locations in the border town of Moreh in Manipur on Monday morning along with police and NCB.
The raid unearthed a large haul of narcotics and contrabands estimated to be worth over Rs 165 crore. One foreign made pistol and a gun along with ammunition were also seized.
Two Myanmarese and four Indian traffickers were apprehended by the team.
With the mandate to curb cross border smuggling through the porous international border with Myanmar, Assam Rifles has been at the forefront to combat narco terrorism and insurgency in the North East.
On Tuesday troops of Assam Rifles intercepted a large narcotics consignment worth Rs 2.92 crore on Larong-Khongjol route in Chandel being smuggled from Myanmar.
Based on a specific intelligence regarding the movement of narcotics consignment from Myanmar to Chandel, a swift operation was launched and intercepted two individuals moving on a motorcycle carrying brown sugar worth Rs 2.92 crore.
The seized narcotics were handed over to Chandel police for further disposal and investigation.
There is a major concern due to the rise in drug addiction among youth of the region for which Assam Rifles is carrying out extensive operations in close coordination with civil administration and police for controlling the drug peddling nexus in the region.