Imphal: In the series of operations, Chandel Battalion of Assam Rifles under aegis of IGAR (South) foiled contraband smuggling attempt in Khongjol on Tuesday and recovered a large quantity of smuggled goods and apprehended three smugglers and a vehicle close to General area Khongjol, Chandel.
An operation was launched to intercept the vehicles carrying smuggled goods acting on a specific information regarding smuggling of goods across the Indo-Myanmar border into Chandel. On thorough checking of an intercepted vehicles, smuggled goods worth Rs 53.58 lakh were recovered and apprehended three smugglers.
The smuggled goods along with smugglers and vehicles were handed over to Chandel Police station for further legal action, the Assam Rifles said.
Assam Rifles is playing prominent role for thwarting the increasing smuggling attempts by well-coordinated operations in North Eastern states, it added.