Imphal, Aug 18,
In one of the biggest seizure of drugs in recent times, Assam Rifles has recovered approximate 1.3 Kgs of Brown Sugar and 1,30,000 numbers of WY tablets costing about Rs. 12 crores from village L Youjang, Moreh on 16th August.
Acting on specific input from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Imphal regarding presence of contraband in a house at village L Youjang, a team of Moreh Battalion launched a search operation in the area and located the suspected house. The house owner Mr Thangminlen Haokip son of Ngulkhojam Haokip, resident of village L Youjang was not found in the house at the time of search. On thorough checking of the house, the search team found 1.3 Kgs of Brown Sugar and 1,30,000 numbers of WY tablets weighing around 12.5 Kgs. The approximate market value of the seized items is Rs 12 crores. Recovered items were handed over to DRI Imphal.
It is pertinent to mention that the Assam Rifles has been taking resolute steps to make Manipur a drugs free State. Since March 2018, 26 Sector Assam Rifles has seized drugs worth Rs. 65 crores approximately from Tengnoupal District.
On the other hand Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) caught 4960 of WY tablets found inside the headlight of the Kenbo bike.
AR source said that On 16 Aug 2018, at around 1400 hours, based on specific input received regarding movement of contraband drugs from Moreh towards Tengnoupal, a black coloured Kenbo bike was stopped for checking at PVCP, Khudengthabi, Tengnoupal District. While frisking and carrying out thorough checking of baggage and vehicle, quantity 4960 of WY tablets were found inside the headlight of the Kenbo bike. Approximate cost of the contraband drug is Rs 24.8 lakh. Apprehendee Mr Jangkhongam Touthang, age 52 years, s/o Mr J Touthang, r/o Village T Bongmol, Tengnoupal District along with recovered item was handed over to Tengnoupal Police.