Assam Rifles foils narcotic smuggling

Imphal: ​In the pursuit of the campaign against drug smuggling in Manipur, troops of Assam Rifles foiled narcotic smuggling in Tuibong area of Churachandpur on Tuesday.

​Acting on specific information regarding smuggling of narcotics, a suspected Maruti 800 car was intercepted by troops of Aina Battalion of Assam Rifles. On being flagged down, the car driver tried to escape but was captured after a short chase. On frisking, four soap cases containg heroin weighing 39.26 grams worth Rs 15.7 lakh were recovered, Assam Rifles said.

​The recovered heroin along with the trafficker were handed over to Churachandpur Police station for further legal action, it added.

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