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Assam Rifles has seized huge consignments of medicines that were being smuggled along the Indo-Myanmar border.

The paramilitary force, which guards the 1,700 km long Indo-Myanmar border, foiled a smuggling attempt and seized huge consignments of medicines.

The troops on duty detected some suspicious movement along the international border at Haolenphai village near Moreh in Eastern Manipur.

On being challenged, the unknown miscreants fled toward Myanmar, the officials said. On thorough checking of the area, a stockpile of smuggled medicines, packed in cartons, were recovered.

The sized items were handed over to customs (preventive) officials at the border town of Moreh in Manipur.

The customs (preventive) officials have initiated legal actions, and the seized medicines are approximately of the value of Rs 2.80 lakh.

During the last six months, the Assam Rifles has prevented smuggling of narcotics and contraband substances from across the border.

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