Assam Rifles nabs man with Rs 76 Lakhs worth contraband in Manipur


Tengnoupal (Manipur): Assam Rifles personnel apprehended one person and seized 380 grams of suspected brown sugar worth Rs 76 lakhs from his possession, in Haolenphai village in Tengnoupal district of Manipur on Friday.

As per an official release by Inspector General of Assam Rifles, based on specific input about movement of narcotics across the India- Myanmar Border (IMB), a team of Moreh Battalion in general area Haelenphai observed movement of a suspected individual.

“The individual was challenged for frisking. On seeing the Security Forces, he tried to escape, however, was apprehended by the troops,” said the release.

It said that on thorough checking, approximately 380 grams of suspected Brown Sugar worth Rs 76 lakhs was recovered from the individual.

“On initial investigation, he revealed himself to be Mr Saimanthang Mate, son of Late Mangkhothang Mate, resident of E M Lhangoi area, Moreh. He further revealed that he was asked by a Burmese National to transport the consignment to Moreh and further beyond Khudengthabi bypassing the Check Posts enroute,” said the release.

The release added that the apprehended individual along with recovered items was handed over to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team for further legal action. (ANI)