AR seize smuggled medicines worth Rs 12 lakh

AR seize smuggled medicines worth Rs 12 lakh

TMB Report

IMPHALL Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(S) on Thursday seized two trucks loaded with medicine worth Rs 12 lakh with fake bills in Kamjong district.

The IGAR(S) informed that based on the specific inputs, on 23rd July 2020 at around 06:00 AM, troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) activated the Check Post at Bungdung in Kamjong District and at around 09:00 AM, two Shaktiman Trucks bearing registration numbers MN 04A 1079 and MN 03P 0696, moving from Imphal to Wanglee were stopped for checking. On enquiry from drivers, they produced 14 Tax Invoices of drugs and medicines worth Rs. 7,90,357/-. The driver Mr Shangreingam and Mr Varekan informed that they were going to cross the border into Myanmar near Wanglee village, the IGAR(S) said.

On detailed scrutiny of the invoice receipts, it was observed that the tax invoices are not stamped by any authorized seller and was fake. The vehicles along with Drivers/Co-drivers were taken to Kasom Khullen Police Station and the total 92 boxes present in the two vehicles were unloaded and locked up in cell of Kasom Khullen Police Station at around 08:15 PM of 23rd Jul 2020, the IGAR(S) stated. Since no electricity was available at Kasom Khullen Police Statoin, physical verification of the recovered items was carried out at 11:00 AM on 24th July 2020 in the presence of Assam Rifles troops and Police. The approximate value of the medicines was found to be Rs. 12 lakh, which is more than the value of Rs 7.9 lakh as mentioned in the tax invoice, the IGAR(S) added.

The recovered medicines along with the Drivers and Co-drivers of the vehicles were handed over to Kasom Khullen Police Station for further legal actions. Assam Rifles is committed to curbing the illegal smuggling activities that are detrimental to the interests of the society as a whole.

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