IMPHAL: Troops of Assam Rifles foiled a smuggling attempt from Myanmar on Saturday.
In the early hours of 05 December, the troops intercepted a coloum of smugglers moving on four motorcycles and crossing the Indo Myanmar border. On seeing the troops, the smugglers fled into Myanmar taking advantage of darkness and thick jungle leaving the contraband and the bikes behind.
The contraband recovered is assessed to be valued at Rs 8.19 lakhs comprising of seven cartons of high value medicines other essential items.
The contraband items and the four foreign motorcycles were handed over to Customs, Moreh for further legal action.