Chandel: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR(South) recovered contraband items along the road between New Songyang – Cheyang in Chandel district at around 1.30 am on Wednesday based on intelligence inputs. After midnight, Assam Rifles troops intercepted two white Gypsy vehicles carrying contraband items along road New Songyang to P Cheyang in Chandel. On thorough search of the vehicles, Indonesian betel nuts approximately weighing 800 Kgs and 3200 packets of mosquito coils of foreign origin worth Rs 7.28 lakhs were recovered along with two individuals. The arrested persons have been identified as Thangminlen Haokip, and Thongkhomang
Haokip. Both smugglers along with vehicles and seized items have been handed over to Custom Office, Pallel for further legal action.