AR officials seize contraband tablets
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Manipur: Contraband tablets worth Rs 81 lakh seized in Tengnoupal

27,000 tablets, suspected to be ‘WY’, recovered in 135 packets from car along Moreh-Imphal road; one arrested in this connection

Guwahati: The Tengnoupal battalion of the 26 Sector Assam Rifles seized contraband tablets worth Rs 81 lakh from a car during a regular check along the Moreh-Imphal road on Thursday.

Security personnel intercepted a Maruti 800 car bearing registration number MN 02 B 3497 at a check post. Upon interrogation and thorough checking, the Assam Rifles personnel recovered 27,000 tablets, suspected to be WY tablets, in 135 packets. One person has been apprehended in this connection.

The arrested person has been identified as Md Feroz, who hails from Churachandpur district. “Later, the accused was handed over to the authorities concerned," Assam Rifles said in press statement.

As per the statement, the Tulihal Battalion of the 9 Sector Assam Rifles conducted monthly security meets at Mayang Imphal, Nambol, Patsoi, and Tulihal Company Operating Bases to create awareness among stakeholders.

“The forums were attended by village pradhans, councillors, village secretaries, school principals, ex-servicemen and representatives of local police stations along with ward members of gram panchayats, among others.”