Troops of Assam Rifles seized contraband drugs worth Rs 2.4 crore in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district on Wednesday Credit: Twitter

Tengnoupal: Security forces seized a huge quantity of contraband drugs worth Rs 2.4 crore in the international market from Manipur’s Tengnoupal district on Wednesday.

According to reports, during frisking and checking at Khudengthabi check-post, a motorcycle rider was stopped by the security personnel upon suspicion. After a thorough search, the team recovered the contraband items worth Rs 2.4 crore.

The recovered items were hidden within the motorcycle, reports said.

Khudengthabi check-post is located in mid-way to Moreh, a border commercial town in Manipur about 100 km south of state capital Imphal along Myanmar border.

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On Thursday, Assam Rifles took to their official Twitter handle and said: “Tengnoupal battalion of Assam Rifles in Manipur, recovered contraband worth Rs 2.4 cr hidden on a motorcycle near Khudengthabi post on 2 Oct 19.”

The recovered items, including motorcycle and a mobile phone, have been handed over to the police for further investigation, it said.

Earlier, troops of Assam Rifles seized 618 grams of brown sugar worth an estimated Rs 1.23 crore near Khudengthabi check-post but two persons, who were carrying the contraband, fled into the jungles, reports said.

As per reports, owing to the mounting cases of illegal drug haul in Manipur, the state government has launched a crackdown against the menace and instructed all law enforcement agencies to step up stringent operation against smugglers, who often use the porous India-Myanmar borders to pump in or smuggle out drugs.

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