Imphal: Tengnoupal battalion under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled cross border smuggling of contrabands near Kwatha Junction, Tengnoupal district on Wednesday.
During patrolling, the troops of Assam Rifles noticed some suspicious individuals carrying several packages through the jungle near Kwatha Junction. On seeing the troops the individuals ran away leaving the packages behind. On thorough search of the packages liquor, cigarettes, cosmetic items were recovered. The recovered items were assessed to be worth Rs 9.33 lakhs, the Assam Rifles said on Friday.
The recovered contraband items were handed over to Customs department for further investigation, it added.