Imphal: Moreh Battalion Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South), foiled cross border smuggling of narcotics at Dalpati Ground (near Indo-Myanmar Border Pillar 79), Moreh in Manipur.
During a routine Area Domination Patrol carried out by Moreh Battalion in General Area Dalpati Ground, the team observed two suspicious individuals with a plastic sack, trying to cross the Indo Myanmar Border near Dalpati Ground, the Assam Rifles said in a press release on Monday.
On being challenged by the team, the individuals immediately dropped the sack and fled back into Myanmar territory taking advantage of the darkness. On detailed search of the area, the plastic sack was retrieved. It contained 20 packets of WY tablets weighing 23.4200 kg. “The cost of the seized WY tablets is estimated to be Rs 12.60 crores in the international market,” it said.
The recovered items were handed over to the Moreh Police station for further investigation and proceedings, it added.