Imphal: Tengnoupal battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(S) foiled cross-border narcotics trafficking near Tengnoupal on Thursday.
During routine checking at Vehicle Check Post, Tengnoupal, troops of Assam Rifles noticed suspicious items hidden in a Van. On thorough checking of the vehicle, suspected brown sugar in 44 soap boxes were recovered from the chassis of the vehicle.
The narcotics recovered weighed approximately 609 grams and was assessed to be worth Rs 1.20 crore, the Assam Rifles said.
The seized narcotics along with the drug trafficker were handed over to Tengnoupal Police for further investigation, it added.