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Correspondent IMPHAL, Feb 28:
Published on 1 Mar. 2009 12:49 AM IST
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Ninety percent of the drugs are trafficked to India from Myanmar through Manipur, according to an intelligence report. Since the adoption of Narcotics Drug and Psychotophys Substances Act in the year 1980 in India, security personnel recovered 92 kgs of herion, 75 kgs of opium and 80 kgs of cophygin which were smuggled to the country from Myanmar via Manipur, the report said. As per the intelligence report prepared in connection with the agenda of the 16th Indo-Myanmar sectoral level meeting to be hosted by Myanmar authority at Yangoon soon, 90 percent of the drugs are trafficked to India from Myanmar in four different routes. These routes are Tamu (Myanmar)-Moreh-Imphal-Kohima-Dimapur, New Somtal(Manipur village at Indo-Myanmar border)-Sugnu-Churachandpur-Imphal-Kohima-Dimapur, Kheiman (Myanmar)-Behiyang-Churachandpur-Imphal-Kohima-Dimapur and Somrah (Myanmar)-Tuisang (Ukhrul district of Manipur)-Kharasom-Jessami (Nagaland)-Kohima-Dimapur. Besides drug trafficking menace in India, the meeting will also discuss the mushrooming hideouts of Northeast region rebels inside Myanmar. The intelligence report said PLA, the armed wing of the Revolutionary Peoples’ Front (RPF), is jointly running its training centres with Kachni Independent Army (KIA) at Kachin, Nukpa, Tamu, Wandgrok, Thinga, Hangshen, Deiha, Namphalong and Chamu areas of Myanmar. Manipur based UNLF has its camps at Kachin, Nukpa, Wandrok, Jaolon, Hangsen, Deiha, Layang, Thoibipat (Tamu), Namphalong, Tamu, Chumu, Hanyat, Yangching, Meolitch, Oongijiya and Leijik. PREPAK has its base camps at Chamu, Nukpa, Chumba, Yonching, Namphalong, Meolith, Myontha and Oongjiya while KCP has its camps at Tamu and Namphalong. The KYKL camps in Myanmar are located at Chmu, Nukpa, Chumsa, Yonching, Tamu, Thongren, Taman and Oongjiya, it said. The NSCN (I-M) camps in Myanmar are located at Nukpa, Wangdrok, Hangshen, Tamu, Talon, Nokio and Kabo Valley (near Ningthi river) while NSCN (K) has its camps at Chamu, Chumsa and Hangshen. Among the Kuki rebels, Kuki National Army (KNA) is running its camps at Homalin, Khampat, Tamu, Lichingshi, Menal, Kachin, Joyeng, Dingpi etc, the intelligence analysis report of the state government said.

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