Cross border narcotics smuggling foiled

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Imphal: In two separate operations, Tengnoupal and Khuga battalions of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled cross border narcotics smuggling in Tengnoupal and CCPur districts on Thursday and Friday..

During routine checking of vehicles at Permanent Vehicle Check Post, Khudengtabi, troops of Assam Rifles intercepted a van. On thorough search of the van, 109 gm of Brown Sugar in nine soap cases concealed in dashboard were recovered. The seized narcotics were assessed to be worth Rs 21.8 lakh, the Assam Rifles said.

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It said, in another intelligence based operation troops of Assam Rifles along with Manipur Police apprehended a drug peddler at border village Songdai and recovered 1.76 Kg of heroin in 43 soap cases. The seized narcotics were assessed to be worth Rs 7.04 crore.

The recovered items along with the drug peddlers were handed over to Moreh and Singhat Police Ssation for further action, the Assam Rifles said.

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