Imphal: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) foiled cross-border smuggling activities near Khudengthabi in Manipur‘s Tengnoupal district and recovered smuggled human hair worth Rs 1.02 crore on Friday.

Based on specific input on cross-border smuggling near Kwatha junction, the Tengnoupal Battalion of Assam Rifles launched a search operation in the area, said an official.

On thorough checking of the area, several gunny bags containing smuggled human hair were recovered, the official added.

The recovered items have been handed over to the customs department for further investigation.

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Over the years, Assam Rifles has been a force to reckon with in the fight against smuggling activities in the Northeast. It has carried extensive anti-seizure operations, and has been successful in thwarting the smuggling nexus along the India-Myanmar border.

In February, the Serchhip Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters, Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) seized 120 bags of human hair without any valid documents in Chhungte in Mizoram.

It was said that the approximate cost of the recovered human hair was Rs 1.8 crore.



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