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Contraband items worth Rs 12 crore seized

IMPHAL, Mar 14 : In one of the biggest recoveries of contraband items in recent times, troops of 12 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles apprehended a drug peddler with brown sugar and WY tablets worth approximately Rs 11.96 crore near Tengnoupal on March 13.

Acting on specific input, a TATA Sumo Grande(Regd No TR01 U 0250) was stopped at MVCP Tengnoupal at about 1800 hours yesterday and on through checking of the vehicle, 138 packets of brown sugar weighing 1.865 kg and 450 packets containing 90,000 WY tablets were found very well concealed inside the vehicle, as per a release from PRO of IGAR (S) on Wednesday.

It said approximate market cost of the recovered items is about Rs 11.96 crore. On interrogation, it was revealed that the consignment was being transported to Shillong.

The recovered drugs along with the apprehendee, Paokholen Baite(21), resident of Tuipi Lokchao, Moreh were handed over to Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) Imphal, the release informed.

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