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Manipur: Drugs worth Rs 8.5 crore seized along Indo-Myanmar border

The troops of Assam Rifles and Manipur police seized contraband drugs worth over Rs 8.5 crore in Manipur’s Moreh area along the Indo-Myanmar border.

A Manipur police team on June 5th, 2020, evening had seized huge quantity of WY stimulant tablets, brown sugar worth over Rs 5.18 crore and arrested a cadre of Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA) along Moreh-Imphal route in Tengnoupal district.

Tengnoupal district Superintendent of Police (SP) Th. Vikramjit Singh said that a van travelling from Moreh towards Imphal was signaled to stop by a commando team of Tengnoupal district police as a part of prevention measures against drugs.

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“Seeing the alertness of the commando team, two persons who were travelling from Moreh ran towards hills slope and left the vehicle near Tengnoupal valley bridge. Immediately the commando team chased them and able to apprehend one person identified as Manghaothang Zou (32) of Churachandpur district,” Singh said.

He further said that the commando team had recovered 50,000 WY stimulant tablets weighing 4.922 kg and six packets of brown sugar weighing 79 grams. “The arrested person, van and the contraband drugs were handed over to Tengnoupal police station for further legal action,” he added.

Earlier, the troops of 20th battalion of Assam Rifles seized huge quantity of brown sugar worth over Rs 3.32 crore and arrested one drug peddler from the Moreh area on June 4.

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