2 lakhs worth ephedrine siezed

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MOREH, September 27: In what could be one of the largest consignments of ephedrine hydrocloride seized from the state, the Customs Preventive Force, Moreh seized Rs 23 lakhs worth of the illegal substance on September 26.

According to a source, acting on a specific intelligence input, a team of the Customs Preventive Force, Moreh on September 26 around 2pm detected 9300 kgs of white crystal substance suspected to be Ephedrine Hydrocliride valued at Rs 2325000 hidden inside packets of Amulspray (infant milk food) from a van bearing regd no AS 03G 0153 valued at Rs 200000 collectively valued at 2525000.

The contraband item and the van used for conveyance have been seized and the driver of the said van identified as Soram Hemjit Singh son of Bokul Singh of Naran Konjil Makha Leikai, PS Singjamei Imphal West have been arrested.

A case has been registered regarding the seizure, the source said.

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