The Assam Rifles personnel on Monday seized the contraband (World is Yours) tablets from a bus at its check post at Khudengthabi at around 4:30 p.m in Mnaipur .
“On thorough checking of the bus, WY Tablets were found in a modified concealed compartment of the bus,” said Assam Rifles (south) PRO in the release, adding that it was the largest recovery of drug consignment so far.
The recovered drug along with apprehended individual has been handed over to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Imphal.
The recovered drug, around 3,20,000 of WY tablets will cost around Rs 16 crores in the international market, officials said.
Commonly known as WY or World is Yours, these are methamphetamine tablets, which also contain caffeine. These tablets, which can be smoked, snorted, ingested or injected, are more harmful than amphetamine to the cardio vascular and central nervous systems.
Myanmar is the largest producer of these tablets, which is brought to India through Manipur’s borders.
Since 2017, the 12 Assam Rifles has recovered contraband items worth approximately around Rs 70 crore.
On March 13, 2018, 12 Assam Rifles personnel had apprehended an alleged drug peddler with brown sugar and WY (World is Yours) tablets worth over Rs 11 crore while checking a Tata Sumo at a check post at Tengnoupal.
In another incident, one person has been arrested while trying to smuggle gold worth around Rs. 5 lakhs concealed in his shirt and trouser buttons. He was apprehended by personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) stationed at Imphal International Airport on Sunday. Around 160/170gm gold was found neatly concealed inside 120 buttons.