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Drugs worth Rs 287 crore seized in Thoubal district, Manipur

A huge quantity of drugs, valued at Rs 287 crore, was seized in central Manipur’s Thoubal District, Assam Rifles officials said on Thursday

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Nov 2020 1:49 AM GMT

IMPHAL: A huge quantity of drugs, valued at Rs 287 crore, was seized in central Manipur's Thoubal District, Assam Rifles officials said on Thursday, said Assam Rifles official.

He added that the paramilitary troopers and Manipur Police personnel acting on secret information recovered 72 kg of brown sugar, valued at Rs 287 crore from a hideout in Kamu village of Thoubal District on Wednesday night. Though nobody was yet held in connection with the huge haul of drugs, the police and Assam Rifles are looking for the drug peddlers.

Officials said that the drugs were smuggled from Myanmar, which shares 1,643 km of unfenced border with four north-eastern States — Mizoram (510 km), Arunachal Pradesh (520 km), Manipur (398 km) and Nagaland (215 km). (IANS)

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