Assam Rifles stop a drug-smuggling attempt in Manipur and seize drugs worth Rs. 6 crore
During a screening operation and the subsequent arrest of a drug trafficker in Manipur's Chandel district, the Assam Rifles thwarted an attempt to smuggle drugs worth Rs 6 crore, officials said on Wednesday.
An official with knowledge of the situation said, "During the search and frisking operation by the Sajik Tampak battalion one guy was found with 275 soap containers holding roughly 3 Kilogram of brown sugar."
The source stated, "The seized commodities and the drug smuggler were delivered to Chakpikarong Police Station for further investigation.
They said that the Assam Rifles' Headquarters Inspector General oversaw the action (South).
In a related event, Assam Rifles troops captured three cadres in two different operations in Manipur's Kakching and Tengnoupal districts, including one cadre of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) and two cadres of the Chinese Army, according to an official statement on Tuesday.
The Assam Rifles acknowledged in a press release on Tuesday that both operations were carried out under the supervision of HQ Inspectorate General Assam Rifle (IGAR) (South).
According to Assam Rifles sources, the seized cadre was given to Sugnu Police for additional inquiry on Tuesday.