Imphal: Troops of 43 Assam Rifles seized 2.7 kg of heroin powder worth around Rs 10.7 crore in the international market from a forest area bordering Myanmar.
An official source said that the troops recovered the illegal drugs from the forest area of Govajang village located near the Indo-Myanmar border on Thursday, around noon.
A border domination patrol of the Assam Rifles found a bag hidden in bushes along a track near Govajang village which leads to the Indo Myanmar border, the source said.
Upon checking, the bag was found containing 220 soap cases of suspected heroin powder weighing 2.7 kg. The recovered narcotics are assessed to be worth Rs 10.7 crore, IGAR (South) said in a statement.
The narcotics were handed over to Moreh Police Station for further legal action, it said, while claiming that the troops foiled cross border narcotics trafficking at the Indo-Myanmar border.