Assam Rifles foils cross border narcotics smuggling in Manipur

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Imphal: Assam Rifles has been continuously foiling cross border smuggling of narcotics in Manipur specifically at Indo-Myanmar border areas.

Continuing its effort, the ​Khuga Battalion under the agies of HQ IGAR (South) foiled cross border smuggling of narcotics in border village of Songdoi, Churachandpur district on Wednesday.

​Based on input received from own sources regarding transshipment of contraband items across Indo-Myanmar Myanmar border, troops of Assam Rifles launched an operation near BP-36 and apprehended a drug peddler coming from across the border. On thorough search of the individual, 120 gm of Heroin No. 4 in 10 soap cases were recovered, the Assam Rifles said in a release.

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​The seized narcotics were assessed to be worth Rs 48 lakh. The recovered items along with the drug peddler were handed over to Singhat Police for further investigation, it added.

Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh was called on by chief of staff, eastern command, Lt Gen KK Repswal and  IG AR (South), Maj Gen Rajan Sharawat at the chief minister’s office three days ago.

“Had a productive discussion on security matters in the state, cooperation with the people in various welfare activities, measures for strengthening the War on Drugs, strategies for combating anti-national elements, and the overall work to maintain law and order in the state,” Biren writes on his Facebook wall.

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