Assam Rifles have foiled cross border smuggling and seized contraband worth Rs 6.7 crore on Friday and Saturday in the districts of Kamjong and Chandel.
A release by IGAR(S) stated that Assam Rifles foiled cross border smuggling of contraband in Kamjong district on Aug 4, 2023.
Based on credible input from reliable sources on illegal transport of contraband items, Column of Assam Rifles established a discreet check post in general Area Changa Junction at 4 pm on Friday (August 4, 2023). Input was further corroborated, the IGAR(S) said.
At approximately 5 pm, a truck carrying buffaloes was intercepted by the check post. The truck was searched and was found to be in possession of contraband item. The truck was then escorted to Assam Rifles Headquarters for detailed search, the IGAR(S) said.
On detailed search, scrutiny of documents and questioning of drivers it was revealed that the truck was illegally transporting Brown Sugar Cases in the garb of transporting Buffaloes, the AR said, adding that 39 cases of Brown sugar were smuggled across IMB through General Area Humine Thana - Gamnoum - Ukhrul to Dimapur, Nagaland for further Black Marketing.
A total of 460 gms of Brown Sugar valued at Rs 92.00 Lakh was recovered from the Vehicle No. MN 05 C 0671 (Tata Truck), the IGAR(S) said.
The recovered items and three individuals apprehended were handed over to Shangshak Police Station for further investigation, it added.
The Assam Rifles also recovered contraband worth Rs 5.84 crore in two different seizures at Track junction and Khulmulen village in Chandel district on Friday and Saturday.
A total of 10.642 kg of heroin worth Rs 5.38 crore and 8.260 kg of poppy worth Rs 56 lakh were recovered by the personnel from an abandoned bag and two wheeler during searching, the IGAR(S) said.
The recovered items have been handed over to Chakpikarong Police Station for further investigations. The recovery has prevented major anti national activities in Manipur during these times of unrest, it added.