IMPHAL: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR(South) recovered imported cigarettes from two different incidences on Saturday.
Based on specific input pertaining to smuggling of contraband items in Gen Area Moltuk, the team noticed cardboard boxes of WIN Cigarettes hidden inside the vegetation, IGAR(S) informed in a press release. After carrying out a thorough check of the area, 16000 packets of WIN cigarettes worth Lakhs were recovered.
In another incident, Assam Rifles troops intercepted a veh in general area Machi, the smugglers fled on seeing Assam rifles. On thorough checking of the vehicle, 2500 packets of WIN cigarettes worth lakhs were recovered, the IGAR(S) said.
Items have been handed over to Chandel and Machi PS respectively.