Assam Rifles nabs youth held with WY tablets worth Rs 3.40 crore in Manipur

Troops of Assam Rifles guarding the international border of Indo-Myanmar boundary on Tuesday apprehended a person with a huge quantity of contraband WY tablets valued over Rs 3.90 crore in the international market.

Police said the apprehended person was identified as Mangneo Vaiphei, (24), son of Kaileh Vaiphei of Tengnoupal Bazar of Tengnoupal district.

The police said that the troops of 43 Assam Rifles at its Somtal post of Tengnoupal district on routine patrolling at the international border intercepted the person while crossing the international border near Holenphai village today in the wee hour, around 2.30 am.

During a thorough checking of a bag carried by the person, the troops found the bag weighing around 13 kg containing 1.30 lakh pieces of Amphetamine tablets (WY tablets) packed in 650 packets.

The apprehended person along with the seized item was handed over to the Moreh police station of Tengnoupal district today around 2 pm, the police added.


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