Imphal: Kakching Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(S) in a operation recovered illegal brown sugar and betel nuts from a Maruti Gypsy without registered number near Shaluk Village in Kakching district on Friday.
Acting on credible intelligence from reliable sources, troops of Assam Rifles deliberately searched the plying vehicles. The search led to successful recovety of nine packages of brown sugar concealed in soap cases. A total of 700 kg of smuggled betelnuts and Rs 3 Lakh cash were also seized in the operation, the Assam Rifles said.
The gypsy driver was apprehended and later on identified as Seikhomang Haokip, a resident of Sugnu.
The market value of the seized narcotics and contraband was estimated to be over Rs 35 Lakh.
The recovered narcotics and contraband alongwith the driver were handed over to the Chakpikarong Police Station for further investigation.