IMPHAL: Based on specific input received pertaining to smuggling of contraband items in general area Machi, troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR(South) intercepted three vehicles carrying smuggled goods on Friday.
A Tata 407 bearing registration no MN 01 4690, a Bolero Pickup vehicle no MN 01 AG 2069 and a Burmese Bike (Liew) without Regd no. alongwith four individuals were caught, IGAR(S) informed in a press release.
The individuals apprehended were Mr D K Leithil, 45, R/o Kampang Khullen, Mr Kh Mothil Maring, 50, R/ol Kampang Khullen, Mr Kh Mephom, 33, R/o Kampang Khullen and Mr Mothil Angkhul, 31, R/o Choktong, Lamlong Khunou.
37000 packets of imported cigarettes and 920 packets of Godzilla coil worth lakhs were recovered from the vehicles without any valid documents or permit.
The contraband items along with the vehicles and the apprehended individuals have been handed over to Machi Police Station, the IGAR(S) said.