Manipur: AR foils cross-border smuggling of brown sugar in Tengnoupal


Tengnoupal Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) foiled cross-border smuggling of brown sugar drug at Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal district on February 9, officials said on Friday.

During routine checking at the permanent vehicle check post, Khudengthabi, troops of the Tengnoupal Battalion recovered 22 packets of brown sugar, weighing 813 grams, that were being smuggled by a female commuter.

The drugs were concealed inside popcorn packets. The recovered narcotics are assessed to be worth Rs 1.62 crore.

The seized Narcotics along with the drug peddler were handed over to Moreh Police for further investigation.

Further investigation into the matter is underway.

In a similar incident, earlier on February 8, Assam Rifles foiled a smuggling bid and recovered contraband drugs valued at Rs 6 crore during a checking operation along with the arrest of a drug smuggler in Manipur’s Chandel district, officials said.

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