On Wednesday security forces seized a huge quantity of contraband drugs worth Rs 2.4 crore in the international market from Manipur’s Tengnoupal district.
As per reports, during frisking and checking at Khudengthabi check-post, a motorcycle rider was stopped by the security personnel upon suspicion. The team recovered the contraband items worth Rs 2.4 crore after a thorough search. The recovered items were hidden within the motorcycle.
Khudengthabi is located in mid-way to Moreh, a border commercial town in Manipur about 100 km south of state capital Imphal along Myanmar border.
Assam rifles took to social media and said on 2nd October, Tengnoupal battalion of Assam Rifles in Manipur, recovered contraband worth Rs 2.4 crore hidden on a motorcycle near Khudengthabi post on Thursday.
The police for the further investigation said the recovered items including motorcycle and a mobile phone have been handed over to the police.
As per reports, earlier troops of Assam rifles seized 618 grams of brown sugar worth an estimated Rs 1.23 crore near Khudengthabi check-post but the two persons who were carrying the contraband fled into the jungles.
The state government has launched a crackdown against the menace and instructed all law enforcement agencies to step up stringent operations against smugglers, who often use the porous India-Myanmar borders to pump in or smuggle out drugs.