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    Huge Cache of Drugs and Contraband items Seized from Northeastern States

    Published on July 20, 2019

    By Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : Assam Rifles battalions seized huge cache of contraband items and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMPF) worth more than Rs. 21 lakhs in different operations conducted between July 13 and Jul 17, 2019, in the Northeastern states of Manipur, Nagaland Mizoram, and Tripura.    On July 13, 2019 based on specific input, regarding smuggling of drugs and contrabands, a team of Assam Rifles and Moreh Police seized 3360 tablet of WIY (World is Yours) tablets worth more than Rs. 10 lakh from a Myanmarese national identified as Wonna, aged 44, near H Lhangcham village near Moreh.On July 15, 2019, a spot check of vehicles by AR team led to the recovery of 1,397 bottles of IMFL from Tuli village in Mokokchung district. In the intervening period, large quantity of contraband items including heroin and marijuana were also recovered by AR units in Mizoram and Tripura.  All apprehended persons and recovered cache of drugs and contraband items have been handed over to the State Excise Department and police for further investigations.Security forces in Manipur have arrested three women with large quantity of contraband drugs and opium in two separate incidents. One of the women was arrested after 20 kg of contraband crystal methamphetamine worth Rs 7 crore in the international market was detected from her possession while two with were apprehended with 13 kg of opium worth Rs 9 lakh. A press release of the Manipur police issued on Sunday identified the woman arrested with methamphetamine as Sushila, (61), wife of Selvam from Tamil Nadu.

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