Troops of Assam Rifles recovered contraband drugs worth Rs 2.83 crore at Khudengthabi Check Post in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district recently.
The operation was carried out at the initiative of the Headquarters of Inspector General Assam Rifles (South).
The Assam Rifles troops at the Khudengthabi Check Post stopped a suspicious grey coloured Eeco van (MN-04A-6949) which was moving from Moreh towards Imphal, the PRO of Assam Rifles (South) said in a release on Thursday.
The vehicle was driven by 35-year-old Manlun Haozalian Zou, a resident of Machi village in Chandel district along with two passengers.
The passengers have been identified as Lhunkholal Lhunddim (30), a resident of Khotlenphai village under Chandel district and S Sundaywon (48), a resident of Salemram village under Chandel district.
During checking of the vehicle, approximately 904 gm of suspected brown sugar and 206 gm of suspected heroin worth Rs 2.83 crore in the international market were recovered, it said.
The recovered contraband items and the apprehended persons have been handed over to Moreh police station for further investigation.
It may be mentioned that earlier on January 6, the troops of Assam Rifles under the Headquarters of Inspector General, Assam Rifles (South) conducted an operation at Khudengthabi Check Post in Tengnoupal district of Manipur
During the operation, the Assam Rifles troops recovered contraband drugs including 4,000 suspected WY tablets and 33 plastic packets of suspected brown sugar weighing around 390 gm.
.It was estimated that the recovered drugs would cost Rs 90 lakh.