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