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Assam Rifles seizes narcotics worth Rs 5.78 Crores
Source: IT News

Imphal, January 14 2019: Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) apprehended one narcotics smuggler carrying 1,44,000 WY Tablets and 732 grams Brown Sugar worth approximately Rs 5.78 crores from Permanent Vehicle Check Post (PVCP), Khudengthabi.

On 13 January 2019, at around 1300 hrs based on specific input received from reliable source of DRI regarding smuggling of contraband items, troops of Kudengthabi Post stopped a Silver Coloured Maruti Omini Van, bearing registration No MN04A 8994(Silver Colour) travelling from Moreh to Imphal for checking.

On carrying out a thorough checking of vehicle, Blue coloured packets carrying 1,44,000 tablets and Orange colour powder packets suspected to be Brown Sugar weighing approximately 732 grams, were found hidden inside charcoal bags kept at the rear of the vehicle.

Noor Khan, aged 31 years, s/o Md Angaou, r/o Urup Awang Leikei, Urup, Lilong, Dist-Thoubal was apprehended while smuggling the narcotics.

The WIY tablets were contained in 720 pouches weighing 15kg(including the plastic) and worth 4.32 crores, while the brown sugar was contained in 54 pouches worth approximately 1.46 crores.

The total worth of the seizure is approximately 5.78 crores.

Recovered items along with the apprehendee are being handed over to Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Imphal.


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