Imphal: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled smuggling of contraband items worth lakhs at Khudengthabi on Monday.
On this day at 3:30 pm, a team from Khudengthabi post spotted a person on Kenbo bike carrying a bag through the jungle route near Vehicle Check Post Khudengthabi. On being asked the individual ran away on the bike leaving behind the carry bag. On carrying out thorough check of the bag 148 packets of suspected WY (World is Yours) tablets worth Rs 90 lakhs were found, the Assam Rifles said.
The recovered contraband items have been handed over to Moreh Police Station for further investigation, it added.
Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted an Anti-Drug Awareness lecture and rally at Paknung village of Imphal East on the same day.
The anti-drug awareness lecture and rally was organised with an aim to create awareness among the locals about the menace of drugs. The locals were briefed about the harmful effects of drugs on human body and society. The relation of drugs with crime was also stressed upon and how it leads to increase in contraction of diseases like AIDS, was also adequately highlighted. The villagers were advised on various government schemes and centers to help relieve drug addiction.
After the informative lecture the participants took out an awareness rally against drug abuse to ensure the message is spread to even the remote corner of the area.
A total of 67 people including students, ladies and locals attended the event, the Assam Rifles said.
The participating members were obliged for the informative session and thanked the Assam Rifles for reaching out to them. The event was organised by strictly adhering to the government norms pertaining to Covid protocols, it added.