Assam Rifles foil cross-border drug smuggling attempt in Manipur


IMPHAL: Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) on Monday, foiled a cross-border smuggling attempt and recovered narcotics from Chikkim Village in Moreh, Manipur.

Reportedly, Assam Rifles troops launched an operation in Chikkim on January 31. At around 3 pm, one of the long-range surveillance teams spotted a woman sneaking past the Moreh Check Post from across the border and alerted the nearest troops.

"The team then identified her trail on a jungle track and intercepted her near Chikkim village in Moreh," Assam Rifles stated.

On thorough checking, 373 grams of Brown Sugar concealed in 30 soap cases were found from the possession of the apprehended person.

The market price of the drugs recovered is estimated to be Rs 74.60 Lakh.

The apprehended woman has been identified as Nemneilhing, a resident of Matijang village in Churachandpur district, Manipur.

The recovered contraband along with the woman has been handed over to Moreh Police for further investigation.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)