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.
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.