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AR seize drugs and contraband items

KOHIMA, JUL 20 | Publish Date: 7/20/2019 12:19:19 PM IST

Assam Rifles battalions  seized contraband  items and  IMFL worth more than  Rs 21 lakh in different operations conducted between July  13 to 17 Jul  in Manipur, Nagaland Mizoram and Tripura. A press release by the PRO (Defence) stated that  based on specific input, regarding smuggling of drugs and contrabands, a team of Assam Rifles and Moreh Police  on July 13 seized 3360 tablet of  WIY (World is Yours) worth more than Rs 10 Lakh from a Myanmarese national identified as  Wonna, age 44 yrs, near H Lhangcham village near Moreh. On July 15,  a spot check of vehicles by AR team led to the recovery of 1397 bottles of IMFL from  Tuli village in Mokokchung district. In the intervening period large quantity of contraband items including Heroin and Ganja were also recovered by AR units in Mizoram and Tripura.

All the  apprehended persons and  recovered items have been handed over to State Excise Department  and police for further investigations. AR battalions have resolved  to prevent smuggling of contraband items  and IMFL in order to  prevent the youth of the region from digressing on the path of drug abuse, the release stated.

 

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