Assam Rifles troops in Manipur recovered brown sugar, illegal timbers and rescued rare species of tortoise in three separate operations in the state.
Assam Rifles informed that the consignment of brown sugar, worth approximately Rs 35 lakh, was recovered from the Kakching district in Manipur.
In another operation, the personnel of Assam Rifles recovered a consignment of illegal pinewood and Ucham timbers worth approximately Rs 4.3 crore from Kamjong district.
In the third operation carried out in Manipur, Assam Rifles troops recovered rare species of Radiated Tortoise in Chandel district.
#AssamRifles in Manipur recovered illegal brown sugar worth approx. Rs 35 Lakhs from Kakching district, illegal consignment of Pinewood & Ucham timber worth approx. Rs 4.3 crores from Kamjong district & also recovered rare species of Radiated Tortoise in Chandel district. @ANI pic.twitter.com/uihgxi8V1n
— The Assam Rifles (@official_dgar) January 31, 2021
According to a statement, on Saturday the Assam Rifles troops of Shangshak Battalion intercepted 3 trucks in Ukhrul district and recovered 1,350 cubic feet of pinewood and Ucham timbers.
The consignment of timber was being transported from Maku village of Ukhrul district to Imphal illegally.
The Assam Rifles personnel nabbed the drivers of the trucks in connection with the case and later handed over to Shangshak police.
The Kakching Battalion of Assam Rifles recovered the illegal brown sugar from vehicle near Shaluk village in Kakching district on Friday.
In the third operation, the Chandel Battalion rescued a rare species of Radiated Tortoise from a place close to the Indo-Myanmar border in Chandel district on Friday.