Two drug peddlers were arrested by a combined team of Assam Rifles and Moreh Police at Khudengthabi in Manipur’s Chandel district Credit: Assam Rifles

Chandel: A joint team of Assam Rifles and Moreh Police carried out checking and frisking on vehicles at Chandel’s Khudengthabi area and recovered drugs worth Rs 47.25 lakh. Two persons were arrested in this connection.

During the drive, the joint team based on specific information regarding smuggling of drugs stopped a suspiciously moving two-wheeler travelling to Imphal from Moreh.

Upon thorough checking and frisking, the team recovered 150 packets containing 15,750 World is Yours (WIY) tablets, worth approximately Rs 47.25 lakh in the international market.

The seized contraband substances were found hidden inside the tool box of the motorcycle and were being transported to Pallel in Kakching district.

Along with the arrested individuals, the seized items have already been handed over to Moreh Police for further investigation.

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