IMPHAL, Nov 13: Personnel of 5 Assam Rifles of HQ 59 Mountain Brigade while operating in Senapati District under the aegis of Red Shield Division recovered 300 Kgs of Grade – I Ganja worth about Rs. 14,50,000 packed in blue and black polythene from a Maruti Gypsy bearing registration No. MN-03P-1337 on Sorbung Natang Road.
A release of PRO PIB (Defence Wing) stated that the owner of the Gypsy is Ashihrii Adani of Kaiba village under Tadubi Police Station, Senapati District. The team of 5 Assam Rifles was tracking movement of Ganja from various villages of Senapati District through own sources. The party led by Major Akshay Yadava, also recovered cash amounting to Rs. 7,885 and two mobile sets from the site. The party also apprehended two persons with the haul, namely Ngaraipam, age 35 years and Shangreivo, 32, of Sanakthal, Senapati, Manipur. The entire contrabands, Maruti Gypsy, cash, mobile sets and the apprehendees were handed over to the police, added the release.