Imphal: Tengnoupal Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled cross border smuggling of contraband near the Indo-Myanmar border close to Kulyang village in Tengnoupal district on Sunday.
During a search operation, the Assam Rifles troops recovered 109 bags of Betel Nuts dumped in the jungle. The bags contained 7182 Kg betel nuts.
The recovered contraband was assessed to be worth approximately Rs 40 lakh, the Assam Rifles said.
The seized contraband was handed over to Custom Preventive Force, Moreh for further legal action, it added.