Lady drug peddler nabbed, 8 kg opium recovered

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Imphal: In synchronization with Manipur Government’s initiative of War against Drugs, troops of Assam Rifles along with a lady constable of Churachandpur Police, apprehended a Drug Peddler and recovered 8 kg opium worth Rs 4.5 Lakhs and Rs 1.58 Lakh in cash at Churachandpur Town on Wednesday.

Acting on specific information regarding smuggling of drugs, a joint search operation with Manipur Police was launched in Pisgah village of Churachandpur district. In the operation, the troops apprehended a drug peddler identified as Kimneilhing, resident of Pisgah village, Churachandpur and recovered the drug and cash from her, the Assam Rifles said.

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The apprehended drug peddler along with the recovered items was handed over to Churachandpur Police for further investigation.

Assam Rifles is committed to keep a check on crimes involving illegal smuggling of contraband drugs and items and is playing a prominent role for thwarting the increasing smuggling attempts by well-coordinated joint operations with the police in Manipur, the Assam Rifles said.

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