Imphal: Chandel Battalion of Assam Rifles under aegis of IGAR(South) foiled contraband smuggling attempt in Chandel on Tuesday.
In the operation, the troops recovered a large quantity of smuggled goods and apprehend two smugglers near Monsang Pantha village.
Acting on specific information regarding smuggling of goods from across the Indo Myanmar border into Chandel, a search operation was launched which led to interception of two trucks being driven by two smugglers. On thorough checking, smuggled goods were recovered the market value of which was assessed to be over Rs 1.5 crore.
The smuggled goods alongwith truck drivers and vehicles were handed over to Chandel Police station for further investigation, the Assam Rifles said.