Guwahati, July 4 : The Assam Rifles and Manipur police troops had seized 11 kg Methamphetamine drugs worth of Rs 8 crore in international market in Manipur's Moreh area on Thursday.
In a major breakthrough in busting the international drug smuggling along Indo-Myanmar border, a combined team of security forces consisting of 43 Assam Rifles along with Moreh police had seized around 11 kg of Methamphetamine from New Champai under Moreh sub division.
Acting on a tip-off, the security forces had launched operation at New Champai area and apprehended a person named Ch. Jamkhomang Mate along with the drugs.
On a detailed examination of the bag he was carrying, 11 packets of the drug were found neatly concealed inside packets of Tea leaves.
The value of confiscated drugs in the international market is approximately Rs 8 crore.
It is one of the biggest seizures of Methamphetamine along the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh and the major drug-busting operation shows a new trend among that international smugglers of shifting from smuggling WY tablets and Heroin powder to Methamphetamine, also known by other name such as crystal meth, ice, etc. through the use of strategic position of Moreh as a transit point to Indian market.
The methamphetamine was seized under provision the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and handed over to Moreh police station for further legal action.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)