The Moreh Battalion of the Assam Rifles (South) in Manipur recovered ten bags of Ginseng of approximately 350 Kgs in total worth approximately Rs 21,0,000 (Rupees twenty one lakh only) from New Moreh area at Moreh town in Tengnoupal District bordering Myanmar on Saturday, according to Assam Rifles sources.
“The contraband was being taken in an auto through Moreh to Myanmar for smuggling,” says Public Relations Officer of Assam Rifles(South) in a press release.
“The apprehendee along with recovered Ginseng and auto were handed over to Forest Office Moreh by the team of Moreh Battalion Assam Rifles for further action.”
In another development, troops of Keithelmanbi Battalion Assam Rifles recovered explosive material and other warlike stores near Waiton, Imphal East District on Friday, stated the release.
Several intelligence inputs were received regarding the movement of warlike stores along National Highway 102 and use of the same for targeting the security personnel and disturbing the peaceful atmosphere of the State.
A joint operation was launched with Imphal East district police commandoes which resulted in recovery of Claymore shaped IED (Improvised Explosive Device), 10 PEK (a kind of plastic explosive) strips, one switch, one battery and one circuit, it added. This recovery has not only averted a major incident but also showcased resolution of Assam Rifles and Police to ensure peace, normalcy and safe environment in the state.
On May 21, 2018, Assam Rifles units in Manipur have recovered a huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives including two GSG-5 German rifles with four magazines, an Uzkon semi-automatic shotgun with three magazines, two 9mm Beretta pistols with four magazines, a 9mm Sigsauer pistol with two magazines, cordtex, detonators and over 6,000 rounds of ammunition in Manipur’s Ukhrul district.