Contraband items worth Rs 90 lakh seized from Tengnoupal district in Manipur Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: In yet another drive against drugs and other illegal businesses in Manipur, troops of Assam Rifles in two separate operations recovered huge contraband items worth Rs 90 lakh and 5 kg gold worth Rs 1.9 crore in the international market from Tengnoupal district recently, an official release said.

An Assam Rifles search team under IGAR (South) carried out a screening and checking at a check post near Khudengthabi in Tengnoupal district and stopped a suspicious individual traveling on a Kenbo motorcycle. A thorough check of the motorbike led to the recovery of 150 packets containing 30,000 World is Yours (WIY) tablets worth Rs 90 lakh, an official release said.

The arrested individual in connection with the seizure of the drugs along with the recovered items have been handed over to police for further investigation.

In another operation, the troops of Assam Rifles managed to recover gold in a jungle near the village of New Champhai near Moreh town. However, the individual who was in possession had managed to flee before arresting him taking advantage of the darkness and thick foliage, it said.

In another operation, Assam Rifles personnel recovered gold in a jungle near the village of New Champhai near Moreh town of Manipur

Earlier, Assam Rifles personnel seized contraband drugs, including 700 grams of brown sugar and 300 WIY tablets worth Rs 1.41 crore in the international market near Aishi village in Ukhrul district.

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