Drugs worth Rs 90 lakh, Gold seized in Manipur

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IMPHAL | Oct 11, 2019:

In two separate operations, troops of Assam Rifles recovered contraband drugs worth Rs 90 lakh near Khudengthabi in Tengnoupal District of Manipur and 5 kgs of gold worth Rs 1.9 crore from Moreh on October 9.

In the first instance during search at a check post, a suspicious individual on Kenbo Motorcycle was stopped by the Assam Rifles team. A thorough check of the motorbike revealed 150 packets of WIY tablets containing 30,000 tablets worth approximately Rs 90 lakh.

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Later, on the night of October 9, the troops of Assam Rifles located and recovered gold in a jungle near the village of New Champhai in Moreh District.

However, the individual who was carrying it managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness and thick foliage.

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The apprehended individual along with recovered items have been handed over to Police for  further investigation.