Imphal: Assam Rifles (AR) troops on Friday seized 5.58kg of World is Yours (WY) tablets worth Rs 2.5 crore in Khudengthabi domain of Tengnoupal border district of Myanmar, paramilitary forces said on Saturday.
While conducting a routine check at the Khudengthabi checkpoint along the Imphal-Moreh highway, AR troops from the Tengnoupal Battalion intercepted a vehicle.
After a thorough check, five packets containing the WY tablets were found concealed inside the vehicle, thwarting cross-border narcotics smuggling, the guns said in a statement.
The narcotics seized were handed over to Moreh police station for further investigation, he added.
Meanwhile, the Phundrei Rifle Battalion held a motivational lecture on “Efficient use of plastic and its effects on the environment” at Don Bosco School in Sugnu village of Chandel district on Saturday.
The awareness campaign was led by Rohan Agarwal who is an “Aspiring Environment Walker, walking on foot for 650 days to raise awareness for a sustainable lifestyle”.
The conference encompassed the merits of using plastic and its needs, but also the solution to using it efficiently and recycling it, he said.