Manipur Police, Assam Rifles seize drugs worth Rs 278 crore

Assam Rifles and Manipur Police seized nearly 72 kg brown sugar from Kamu in Thoubal district on November 11, an Assam Rifles official said on November 12.

Based on intelligence inputs received about a large consignment of drugs hidden in the area awaiting further distribution to various parts of the country, multiple teams were launched by Assam Rifles and Manipur Police.

The official said that in a painstaking search undertaken in difficult terrain in the hours of darkness, three concealed bags containing brown sugar were recovered.

The market value of the narcotics recovered is assessed to be over Rs 287 crore.

“The security forces remain committed in their efforts to curb the drug menace in Northeast India by targeting the manufacturing and distribution,” the official added.

Smuggled consumer goods worth Rs 75 lakh seized

In another operation the same day, Assam Rifles troops in a coordinated operation intercepted a large convoy of vehicles carrying smuggled foreign origin textile and consumer goods near Moreh.

About 15 vehicles moving on NH 102 were intercepted and on checking large quantity of Chinese textile goods such as fabrics, jeans, dresses, blankets and consumer goods such as footwear were found without any supporting legal documents.

The smuggled goods were estimated to be worth Rs 75 lakh.

The 26 individuals transporting the illegal goods and the vehicles along with the recovered items were handed over to Moreh Police for further legal action.

These goods were being smuggled through porous India-Myanmar border without paying any customs duty.

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