Security forces seizes opium, poppy seeds, areca nuts, liquor in Manipur

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Imphal: ​Modi Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) in a joint operation with Manipur Police seized contraband items in SL Zougam and Charlong villages in Chandel district of Manipur on Thursday.

​Based on specific input, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police launched an operation which led to recovery of 1.75 kg opium, 13 kg of poppy seeds and one Maruti Celerio car from a suspected house. The seized contraband items are assessed to be worth Rs 1.13 lakh, the Assam Rifles said on Friday.

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​In another intelligence based operation, troops of Assam Rifles recovered nine sacks of Areca nuts weighing approx 480 kg and cases of illicit liquor hidden in foliage in Charlong village. The recovered items are assessed to be worth Rs. 2.73 lakh, it added.

​The seized items were handed over to Machi and Tengnoupal Police stations for further action, it added.

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