Manipur: Assam Rifles recovers contraband drugs worth over Rs 11 Cr

Imphal

Assam Rifles personnel recovers contraband drugs including worth over Rs 11 crore from a Tata Sumo at a check post at Tengnoupal in Manipur on Tuesday. One drug peddler also apprehended .

In a press release issued by Assam Rifle on the next day ,   said the recovery was made after the vehicle was stopped by the 12 Assam Rifles based on specific inputs at Tengnoupal check post.

“On through checking of the vehicle, 138 packets of brown sugar weighing 1.865 kgs and 450 packets containing 90,000 WY tablets were found”. said in the release.

Sources said the market value of the recovered contraband would be approximately Rs 11.96 crore.

The Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) officials in Imphal made the formal seizure of the recovered drugs under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, sources said.

The accused Paokholen Baite (21) of Tuipi Lokchao, Moreh town was produced before the court.

This is the second major seizure of drugs in the area. On March 11, a joint team of the 12 Assam Rifles and Tengnoupal district police apprehended one Ningthoujam Ningol Tombimacha Devi (66) and recovered 356 gms of heroin and 215 grams of brown sugar.

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