Manipur, Nov 10: When police conducted an operation in Biswanath district Manipur on Monday, they found a large amount of cannabis at Line 5 of Baghmari Tea Garden and a total of Rs 3,11,180 was seized.
An operation was conducted in the 5th line of the Baghmati Tea Garden in Biswanath by the Biswanath police in association with the 30th Battalion of the CRPF. A woman has been dealing cannabis illegally for years in her house in Manipur. Another woman was arrested in the same case.
Furthermore, the Assam Rifles have discovered a large number of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) weighing around 250 pounds while patrolling near the India-Myanmar border in Manipur, officials claimed on Monday.
Two big bags containing 250 kg IED and other explosive materials were recovered by Assam Rifles jawans during a border patrol along Myanmar’s Moreh border (in eastern Manipur). Moreh police station in Tengnoupal district received the IED and explosives for legal action.
Four youths trying to enter India from Myanmar’s Namphalong region tried to enter through the Moreh border on two foreign-made bikes, but they threw the explosives out of the bags and fled.
In the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections scheduled for next year, these explosive materials and the IED are suspected to be used. Since Manipur shares, roughly 400 km of unfenced border with Myanmar, drug trafficking, weapons and ammunition smuggling, and explosives smuggling are rampant there.