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Five crores worth of contraband betel nuts deposited at Imphal Customs Depot by Assam Rifles

IGAR (South)

Imphal March 2

Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) delivered huge quantities of illegal Betel Nuts which were recovered on 28 January 2020 from Makan and Wanglee villages. These illegal items were delivered at Department of Customs, Imphal Depot on 28th February 2020 after persistent efforts from Assam Rifles.

Since 28th of January, these illegally smuggled Betel Nuts from Myanmar were dumped across the border for further black marketing, had to be kept under round the clock observation by Assam Rifles as the representatives and vehicles from Customs Department could not reach the remote areas of Makan and Wanglee. Finally custom officials were assisted by Assam Rifles in reaching the location of seizure. The nefarious anti-national elements released false allegations against Assam Rifles to the extent of siphoning off the recovered items. These accusations released with the malicious intent to tarnish the incorruptible image of Assam Rifles has been silenced once again by Assam Rifles’ conscientious acts. It raises questions on authenticity of report biased towards creating pressure on Assam Rifles to reduce their vigilance.

Assam Rifles is and always has been against any unlawful activity in Manipur and will continue to pursue the National cause against illegal activities.

On the other hand Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized suspected Brown Sugar worth Rupees Fifty five Lakhs at Tengnoupal Check Post near Sita Road Junction on 29th Feb 2020.

During routine checking of the vehicles, at around 02:50 pm, troops of Assam Rifles stopped a suspicious grey coloured Maruti Eeco Van bearing registration No  MN 05J-0907  at, Tengnoupal Check Post near Sita Road Junction. The vehicle was driven by Jamkhomang Baite, age-40 years, S/o Lhunkhonjang Baite along with a passenger named Thangkhaohao Baite, age-26 years, S/o Lhunkhojang Baite  travelling towards Imphal.

On carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle, suspected Brown Sugar 279 Grams worth Rupees Fifty five Lakhs in the international market value was recovered and being transported to Imphal.

The apprehendees along with the recovered Brown Sugar have been handed over to Tengnoupal Police Station for further investigation.

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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