Imphal, Feb 20,
The relentless operations by Assam Rifles, to rid the Manipuri youth of the devastating effects of drugs on not only the individual drug addict but also on the society at large, led today to seizure of a massive quantity of WIY Tablets at the bordering town of Kudenthabi in Tengnoupal District of Manipur.
On Monday evening at around 1730 hours, based on specific inputs from their reliable sources, a team of Tengnoupal Battalion troops of Khudengthabi Post stopped a Dark maroon Coloured SUV TATA ARIA bearing registration No AS01AZ 1722. The vehicle was travelling from Moreh to Imphal. On carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle blue coloured pouches containing tablets suspected to be the highly addictive WIY tablets, were found hidden inside the doors and body of the vehicle.
The contraband was being transported by a person named Angam Jonathan aged 36 years and Jhamtinsei Touthang aged 29 years. Angam Jonathan is resident of Maichammun Village, Churachandpur and Khamtinsei Touthang, son of Jamkhomang Touthang, is a resident of Zalenphai Part-III, Morehead Ward No.3, Tengnoupal Sub-Division, Chandel District.
The WIY Tablets were in packed in 243 separate bricks covered with off whitish coloured paper, containing 10 packets each with each packet having a total of 200 tablets making it into a huge quantity of nearly five lakh tablets. The total 4,86,000 tablets counted till filing of this report is already worth approx Rs 14.58 crores estimated at the very conservative rate of Rs 300 per tablet.
Over the years, IG Assam Rifles (South) has been making huge recoveries of drugs, gold and other contraband items along the Indo Myanmar border as well as from the valley region. Since January this year alone Assam Rifles South has been instrumental in recovery of contrabands worth more than 22 crores.
Remaining true to their motto of being ‘Friends of the North East People’ Assam Rifles remains committed to making Manipur a drug free society.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.