Troops of Assam Rifles seized illegal items and cash in the border area in two separate incidents on July 5, officials said on July 6.
Assam Rifles official on July 6 said during regular vehicle check at Mobile Vehicle Check Post Sita, an individual with a rice bag riding a Kenbo bike was detained at Khulpuwa Moshil of Pallel, Tegnoupal.
On thorough checking, cash bundles amounting Rs 21 lakhs were found hidden inside the rice bag.
The cash was suspected to be extortion or illegal money. The individual was carrying the cash from Heirok to Khampang Khunou.
In another incident, based on specific input, a team of Assam Rifles intercepted a car driven by O Chakrabarti at Khunbi Tuinam.
After carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle, 5400 packets of imported cigarettes worth lakhs were recovered.
They were being carried without a valid permit or documents.
The recovered items along with the detainees were handed over to Tengnopal Police Station and the Superintendent Customs Protection Force, Pallel for further legal action.