IMPHAL: Troops of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters IGAR (South) recovered contraband items worth lakhs in two seizure operations on Thursday.
In the first operation, on receipt of information regarding smuggling of Contraband items in Gamphazol, troops of Assam Rifles moved to village Gamphazol, IGAR(S) informed of the incident in a press release. During routine check, a Maruti Gypsy bearing no registeration number was stopped and on carrying out a detailed check, 5500 packets of WIN cigarettes, dry supari nuts and other contraband items were recovered at Gamphazol. A total of three apprehendees have been identified as Mr Thongmang from Old Samtal, Mr Tong Min Thang from Hengshi and Mr Hai Milien from S Bongjoi, the IGAR(S) stated.
In another joint operation with Molcham Police, 6000 packets of WIN cigarettes were recovered. During routine check, four bikes bearing no registration number were stopped and on detailed checking, 6000 packets of WIN cigarettes worth lakhs were seized . The apprehendees are identified as Mr Jamkholin Baite, Mr Michael Jamminthang,Mr Dominie Lunsei Haokip and Mr Jacob Jamkhapao, residents of Molcham, the IGAR(S) added.