The recovered medicines and other items have been handed over to Moreh police station for further investigation Credit: EastMojo image

Tengnoupal: At a time when medicines and sanitary products are in great demand over coronavirus pandemic, troops of Assam Rifles recovered a huge quantity of such items from the integrated check-post (ICP) at Moreh in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district.

During a routine patrol near the ICP, security forces came across a man carrying a bag along the Menal river. When the troops challenged him upon suspicion, the man fled from the spot leaving the bag.

Upon a thorough search, the troops recovered a humge quantity of medicines, materials of hygiene and sanitation, including 68 bottles of Dettol liquid, 72 Dettol handwash bottles, 25 bottles of hand sanitisers, 1,200 Porush Jeevan tablets, 4,000 chloroquine tablets, 150 tetracycline tablets and 400 Sinarest tablets, among others.

The medicines and other items were found in a total of 25 bags, as per an official statement.

The recovered medicines and other items have been handed over to the Moreh police station for further investigation, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Manipur government has sealed major border points, including Moreh Gate, to stop illegal movement and activities in the border areas.

Borders left unchecked would mean a high possibility for people to cross over and pose a huge threat to the people of Manipur at a time when the government is taking all possible steps to keep people safe from coronavirus.

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