A team of the Moreh battalion of the 'Assam Rifles' has recovered contraband drugs worth around Rs. 3.75 crores near border pillar 78, on January 2, in Manipur.
According to official reports, troops of Chavangphai outpost of Assam Rifles, while performing area domination on the eve of New Year, spotted a suspicious individual near the border at around 9 pm.
The man, suspected to be a Myanmar national, was apparently trying to sneak into the Indian side. When the Assam Rifles team challenged him on suspicion, the person retreated back and immediately fled across the Myanmar border. According to reports, the individual dropped a bag while fleeing towards Myanmar.
On thorough checking of the bag, the Assam Rifles team recovers five packets of suspected Methamphetamine weighing approximately 5 kilos and valued at around Rs. 3.75 crore.
The recovered drugs were handed over to Moreh police station for necessary legal action.
A survey report conducted by National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), called ‘Magnitude of Substance Use in India, 2019’, revealed that a considerable number of people use psychoactive substances in India, and that substance use exists in all the population groups of 10-75 years of age.
In Manipur, the lists of substance use range from tobacco products such as paan and cigarettes to ganja (marijuana) and alcohol, Opium, SpasmoProxivon (SP), Methamphetamine (WY), Codeine cough syrup, Pseudo-Epherine among others.
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