Large amount of drugs seized


IMPHAL,May 25: A large amount of drugs have been seized from a Maruti Gypsy bearing registration number MN-01-K-8433, by the troops of 116 Bn BSF of SHQ BSF CI (OPS), Manipur, while conducting vehicular checking at Heirok, Thamlai road disclosed a press release of the Deputy Commander, SHQ BSF CI.
The car was driven by one Wilson Shinglai Tangkhul, 43, s/o (L) Shangreiyo Shinglai Tangkhul. On checking the vehicle, thirteen big plastics bags containing white colour tablets suspected to be a high profile narcotic drugs/psychotropic substance, weighing a total of four hundred sixty kgs which  are worth approximately Rs. 50 lakhs,  were found.
It further mentioned that on further questioning him, the individual revealed that he was paid a sum of Rs 10 thousand to transport the drugs to a lady identified as Tinneikim Haokip from Khudeng Thabi and currently settled in Pallel.
The drugs were reportedly to be crossed over to Myanmar. He was later handed over to the Officer-in-charge, Narcotics and Affair of the Border PS, Imphal, along with the drugs, his mobile phone, Maruti Gypsy and a sum of Rs 10,650 seized from him after lodging an FIR on the case, it added.
Meanwhile troops of 42Assam Rifles of 26 sector under HQ IGAR (south) launched an operation in the general area of Bongyang on May 24 and apprehended an individual along with large amounts of Tie Cold tablets from a bus with registration number MN-01-1286, according to a press release by the AR.
The individual has been identified as Ajiz Singh, 19, s/o Ibuyai Singh, from Singmaizin, Mayang Imphal and he was later handed over to the Custom Office, Pallel, it added.


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