The Assam Rifles seized Myanmar-origin illegal liquor and suspected contraband at Aina, Churachandpur on Sunday, IGAR (South) said on Monday.
According to a release issued by IGAR (South), a mobile vehicle check post of Assam Rifles intercepted one TATA Yodha vehicle bearing No MN01 AA 4210 along with driver Siamsing Guite, son of Thangoulian Guite resident of Vengnuam New Lamka, Churachandpur and co-driver Asupjamlal Guite, son of Ngulksam Guite, resident of Vengnuam New Lamka, Churachandpur at Aina, Churachandpur on National Highway-2 on Sunday.
They were carrying Myanmar origin illegal liquor and suspected contraband items, the release said.
The details of seized items are 87 Bottles of Whisky (90 milliliter each) costing approximately Rs. 13,000; 43 Beer Cans (300 ml each) costing approximately R. 8000; 2400 Bottles of local liquor (one litre each) and suspected Narcotics powder (one kilogram).
Items were seized and handed over to Police Station Churachandpur, the IGAR(S) note said.
In another incident, Assam Rifles apprehended an individual brandishing pistol at Kakching Lamkhai on Saturday.
While escorting 22 repatriated citizens from Moreh to Imphal, the convoy was confronted by an unruly mob of approximately 1000 individuals at Kakching Lamkhai Junction, Manipur.
Amid peaceful negotiations, a suspicious behaviour by Naoram Sanjoy Singh was noticed by the soldiers as he moved surreptitiously and then brandished a pistol, the AR said.
In response to this open threat, he was swiftly overpowered and his weapon secured. Subsequently, both the individual and the confiscated weapon were handed over to the Kakching Police Station for further legal proceedings.
The confiscated items include a pistol, ammunition, personal documents, and electronic devices, the IGAR(S) said.
The incident transpired in the midst of a potentially tense scenario, underscoring the inherent challenges often encountered in upholding peace and harmony.