Assam Rifles have recovered arms, ammunition, explosives and drugs in huge quantities in a search operation in Manipur.
According to a press statement released by the Inspector General, Assam Rifles (South), one consignment of the weapons and ammunition including two GSG-5 German Rifles with four magazines, one Uzkon semi-automatic shotgun with three magazines, two 9 mm Beretta pistols with four magazines, one 9 mm Sigsauer pistol with two magazines, cortex, detonators and more than 6000 rounds of ammunition were found transported from Ukhrul to Imphal during the search operation.
The recovery is a major success on part of Assam Rifles in preventing immoral designs of the militant
The Assam Rifles also apprehended one drug smuggler carrying Heroin and WIY tabs worth Rs 1.70 Crores at Khudengthabi.
On Monday based on specific input regarding the smuggling of contraband items, a Maruti Eeco Van travelling from Moreh to Imphal was stopped for checking at Khudengthabi. While frisking and carrying out thorough check of the vehicle and driver, a total of 230 grams of Heroin and 11000 numbers of WIY tablets worth Rs 1.70 crores were found hidden inside the tool kit bag of the driver of the Van.
During interrogation, the driver, revealed that he was carrying the contraband items to Churachandpur and he was promised a sum of Rs 15,000/- on delivery at Churachandpur.
Since Jan 2018 Assam Rifles has seized contraband drugs worth Rs 43 crores along National Highway 102.