IMPHAL: At around 4:15 PM on Thursday, a team of Tengnoupal Battalion stopped an Eeco Van bearing Registration no MN 06 LA 8241 (silver colour) travelling from Moreh to Imphal. On carrying out thorough checking of vehicle, 262 gms of Brown Sugar worth lakhs were recovered.
On enquiry, it was found that the veh was being driven by Mr. Thangginkap Haokip, 28, S/o Mr. Hemkholun Haokip, Resident of Mata Lambulane, Churachandpur Sub division, Churachandpur, IGAR(S) informed in a press statement.
The Apprehendee and the recovered items have been handed over to Moreh Police Station for further investigations.
In another incident same day, at around 02:45 AM, Chandel Battalion, based on specific input recovered 41,187 packets of WIN Cigarette worth lakhs from three Eeco vans and one Bolero near Monsang Pantha. The recovered items alongwith apprehended individuals were handed over to Chandel Police Station
Due to the lockdown of COVID 19, the movement of contraband items have been on the increase on the Imphal Moreh Axis, troops of Tengnoupal and Chandel Battalions of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) have been resolute in stopping the drugs movement in Manipur in back to back incidences.