AR seizes contraband Medicines worth two crores

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IMPHAL, June 7: 9 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized a large consignment of Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride based medicines (174 kgs) being smuggled into Myanmar via Moreh and apprehended two drug peddlers yesterday at around 11:30 am, stated a PRO release.

The apprehendees were identified as Samueal, 36, son of Thanghulh of Dalpatti, Ward No-2, Moreh and Thangkhosei, 43, son of Late Thongkhojam of Dalpatti, Ward No-02, Moreh, it said.

In another incident at around 12:30 pm, 24 Assam Rifles of 26 Sector Assam Rifles also seized 300 kgs of contraband Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride medicines being illegally ferried from Imphal towards Moreh and beyond at Lokchao, it further said.

Total worth of seized banned/illegal tablets is approximately Rupees Two crores plus.

Asaam Riffles have identified the apprehendees as S Lhunkhohou Haokip, 22, son of S Tongkhothang Haokip of Tengnoupal, Chandel District and S Tilkhothang Mate, 18, son of S Tongkhoses Mate of Tengnoupal, Chandel District.

The apprehendees along with the contraband drugs were handed over to the office of Narcotic Control Bureau, Imphal by Assam Rifles, it added.

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