IMPHAL: The troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR South along with Manipur Police in joint operation seized 950 cases of IMFL amounting in lakhs from a truck plying on NH-37 near Khongsang, Noney on Tuesday.
The operation was part of ongoing Anti Extortion Operation undertaken by Assam Rifles to curb the illegal influx of contraband items in the state, IGAR(S) said in a press note.
Based on specific input, a checkpost was established which noticed the truck(Regn No NL 01N 9178) near Khongsang around 0930h. The truck was supposedly carrying edible oil from Silchar to Imphal. However, detailed checking of the vehicle revealed well concealed 950 cartons of IMFL stacked below, the IGAR(S) said. Excise department officials were intimated who arrived at the site of seizure & post complete checking handed over the seized contraband to Khongsang PS for destruction.
The apprehended individuals have been identified as Abdul Matalib age 49 yrs, s/o Jan Muhammad and Md Nasir Khan, age 43 yrs, s/o MD Leibi R/O Golapati Maning Leikai Porompat Sub Div, Imphal East (Manipur).