5 kg opium recovered in Manipur

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Imphal: ​Shangshak battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) recovered opium near to TM Kasom village, Ukhrul district on Tuesday.

​During checking at Mobile Vehicle Check Post near to TM Kasom village, troops of Assam Rifles intercepted a Bolero vehicle. On thorough search of the vehicle, 5 Kg opium was recovered under the seat. The seized opium is assessed to be worth Rs 5 lakhs, the Assam Rifles said on Friday press release.

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​The seized opium along with the apprehended peddlers were handed over to Litan Police station for further investigation, it added.

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