Assam Rifles foil smuggling attempt in Manipur
Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled a major smuggling attempt of organic sarpagandha (Indian Snakeroot) and footwear near Bongyang, Tengnoupal District on Friday.
During a routine patrol, the troops intercepted few individuals. Upon seeing the troops, the individuals panicked and ran away, disappearing into the jungle.
Following this, the troops conducted a thorough checking of the area and recovered 25 gunny bags of Organic Sarpagandha and equivalent amount of other illegal items worth Rs 52.15 lakhs.
The recovered items were handed over to the Forest Department and Customs department, respectively.
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