IMPHAL: A battalion of the Assam Rifles managed to bust another attempt to smuggle narcotic substances across the international border on November 30, Wednesday.
According to a statement issued by Assam Rifles on Twitter, the Khuga Battalion working under the control of the HQ IGAR (South) was responsible for this success. The incident happened in the Songdoi village of the Churachandpur district of Manipur which shares an international border with neighbouring Myanmar.
Working based on the inputs provided by their own intelligence, the team was able to intercept a shipment of contraband materials on the Indo-Myanmar Border. The operation was launched near the border post - 36 and a suspected drug paddler was also captured. A thorough search revealed that the individual had 120 gms of heroin packed in ten soap boxes on him.
The individual along with the recovered contraband was handed over to the Singhat Police for a detailed investigation regarding the matter. The price of the recovered narcotic substances has been put at around Rs 48 Lakh in the international market.
In a separate incident that took place in a different part of the Northeastern region, narcotic substances worth crosses were uncovered. A joint operation took place on November 27 between the Aizawl Battalion of the Assam Rifles and the Excise and Narcotics Department of Manipur in the Tuifarfep Culvert region on the World Bank Road in the Aizawl District of the state of Mizoram.
The joint operation team was able to uncover huge amounts of Methamphetamine tablets during this raid. A total number of 10000 tablets were said to be recovered, whose total market value is in the range of Rs 3.33 Cr in the international market. Two individuals were also arrested in connection to the recovered narcotics and further investigations were initiated to find more people who are connected to the illegal business.