Brown sugar worth over Rs 8 crore recovered in Manipur

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Imphal: Anti-smuggling unit of Customs Division, Imphal on Thursday recovered 8.550 kg of Brown Sugar from a Tata truck in Imphal East of Manipur.

The drug was found from the driver’s seat of the 12-wheeler truck bearing registration number NL 01 L-8966 when officers of the Anti-smuggling unit intercepted the truck acting on the basis of a ‘specific information’.

The truck was driven by a person who was Mohd Tamijur Rahaman, 31, son Md Abdul Rahaman, resident of Paobitek Mayai Leikai, Paobitek, Wangoi, Imphal West.

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The accused was intercepted at Mantripukhri, along NH-2 (Imphal-Dimapur road), Imphal East. The drug was packed in eleven packets wrapped with adhesive tape. A case hss been registered under the relevant provisions of NDPS Act, 1985, superintendent (A/S) Customs Division, Imphal P. Roben Singh said on Friday.

Tamijur along the Brown Sugar and the truck which was used as a conveyance for transporting the contraband drugs has been seized under the relevant provisions of NDPS Act, 1985, the senior officer said.

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The value of the seized contraband drug along with the truck is collectively found to be Rs 8,75,00,000, he added.

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