Imphal: Khuga battalion of Assam under the agies of IGAR (South) foiled cross border smuggling of narcotics in Songdoi village, Churachandpur district on Saturday.
Based on intelligence input recd regarding transhipment of contraband items from across the Indo-Myanmar border, troops of Assam Rifles launched an operation near BP-35 and BP-36 and apprehended a drug peddler coming from across the border. On thorough search of the individual, 697 grams of heroine in 50 soap cases were recovered, the Assam Rifles said.
The seized narcotics were assessed to be worth Rs 2.784 crore.
The recovered items along with the drug peddler were handed over to Singhat Police for further investigation, it added.