Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) launched an operation on Tuesday, based on intelligence inputs, to intercept a consignment of contraband being smuggled across the border from Myanmar.

“While carrying out search operations in the area between New Songyang and P Chehyang, around midday, the troops located some concealed items in the undergrowth,” officials informed.

“On a closer examination, the Assam Rifles column from Chandel Battalion unearthed contraband items worth more than Rs 3 lakhs,” they added.

The contraband consignment comprised of Myanmarese Godzilla anti-mosquito coils, 700 kilograms of betel nuts and Myanmarese diablo beer cans.

The recovered items have been handed over to Police Station Molcham.

It may be further informed that on Monday, Assam Rifles officials stopped a suspicious Brown Colour Maruti Zen car (WB 02 U 0775) driven by one Paukhanmang Guite (34) of Kamkhang village in Churachandpur district.

On thorough checking, the officials recovered 1.07 kilograms brown sugar worth Rs 2.14 crore.

The recovered items were being ferried to Imphal from Moreh.

The detained individual and the recovered items have been handed over to Moreh Police Station Moreh for further investigation.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com