Imphal: Moreh Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) foiled cross border smuggling of narcotics at Mobile Vehicle Check Post, Phungchong Village – New Moreh, Indo-Myanmar border town in Manipur.
The Assam Rifles recovered 118 kg of Pseudoephedrine tablets from an auto rickshaw which was intercepted at a Mobile Vehicle Check Post which was established following a specific input regarding movement of drug dealer along with contraband drugs.
Pseudoephedrine tablets which is precursor and main ingredient used to make methamphetamine and is a controlled substance, the Assam Rifles said in a press statement.
On detailed search of the Auto Rickshaw, five sacks (118 kg) containing suspected Pseudoephedrine were detected.
“The cost of 118 kg of Pseudoephedrine is Rs 118 crore in international market,” the Assam Rifles said.
The recovered items were handed over to Moreh Police station for further investigation, it added.
The press statement did not mention about the narcotics smuggler.