In a major breakthrough, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Manipur Police recovered a large quantity of drugs in two separate operations in the state in a single day.
In the first case, based on specific information, an operation was launched by the troops of Assam Rifles in Sada Kumbi area under Thoubal district.
During the operation, two individuals, identified as Wungreingam Awungshi and Ning Khan were apprehended.
According to sources, both the apprehendees confessed to their involvement in illegally running an underground processing lab in the area and supplying drugs to the youths of Manipur and Nagaland.
During search, the joint team recovered approximately 41.3 kg of brown sugar (solid), 10 liters of Morphinated (liquid), Rs 2.8 lakh in cash and drug processing equipment.
The assessed value of the recovered drugs is more than Rs 150 crore.
Troops of #AssamRifles in 2 separate #Ops apprehended 3 individuals & recovered drugs worth more than Rs 150 Cr from Thoubal & Kundengthabi, Manipur on 02 Dec. @adgpi @SpokespersonMoD @official_dgar pic.twitter.com/cGszaPlDRF
— EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd) December 4, 2019
In another operation carried out recently at Khudengtabi, troops of Assam Rifles intercepted a suspicious white coloured Swift car.
The car was driven by 24-year-old Md Amar Shah, a resident of Monijing Wangmatba.
After a thorough check of the vehicle, the team recovered 40,000 WY tablets.
It is estimated that the recovered tablets would cost more than Rs 1.2 crore.
The apprehended individuals and the recovered drugs have been handed over to the police for further investigation.