Guwahati, May 22: The Assam Rifles on Monday launched an operation and recovered huge quantities of arms, ammunition and explosives along with drugs worth Rs 1.70 crore in Manipur.
The arms consignment included two GSG-5 German rifles with four magazines, one Uzkon semi automatic shot gun with three magazines, two 9 mm Beretta pistols with four magazines, one 9 mm Sigsauer pistol with two magazines, cordtex, detonators and more than 6000 rounds of fire.
As per reports, the arms and ammunition were being transported from Ukhrul towards Imphal.
Also, acting on inputs, the Assam Rifles apprehended one drugs smuggler at Khudengthabi in another incident. The smuggler was carrying Heroin and WIY (World Is Yours) tablets worth Rs 1.07 crore.
A press statement issued by the Inspector General, Assam Rifles (South) said that during a frisking at Khudengthabi, the tablets were found in a four-wheeler coming from Moreh to Imphal.