Pseudopherine tablets worth over Rs 118 cr seized in Moreh

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Imphal: In a huge narcotic haul, around 110 kg of Pseudoephedrine tablets worth over Rs 118 crore in the international market was seized in Manipur’s Moreh town which is located at the Indo-Myanmar border on Wednesday, the Assam Rifles said in a statement.

Pseudoephedrine tablet is precursor and is the main ingredient used to make methamphetamine and is a controlled substance.

Troops of Moreh battalion of Assam Rifles intercepted the huge quantity of narcotics during a check to an auto-rickshaw at Phungchong village near Indo-Myanmar, the statement also said.

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Acting on specific information regarding movement of drug smugglers along with contraband drugs, the troops opened a mobile check post at the village and conducted frisking and checking.

The troops recovered five sacks containing 118 kg of Pseudoephedrine tablets from the auto rickshaw which they stopped for checking.

“The cost of 118 kg of Pseudoephedrine is Rs 118 crore in the international market,” the Assam Rifles said in the statement.

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The recovered items were handed over to Moreh police station for further investigation, it added.


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