Imphal Mar 5 UNA : Government agencies continued to seize illegal drugs . Opium worth over Rs six lakh was seized from a person by Assam Rifles personnel on Monday and handed over to the police.
Troops of 16 Assam Rifles , Shangsak , Ukhrul district seized opium weighing around 15.4 kg while conducting a check of a Maruti van bearing registration no. MN04A-1052 yesterday around 8.30 pm . The owner of the contraband item identified as Apao (37) son of Holthang Vaiphei of Lakhum Khuman village of Ukhrul district was detained.
The seized opium worth around Rs 6,16,000 in the international market, the report said.
A highly reliable source said that Lt Colonel Ajay Kumar Choudhary who is currently in the custody of state police has been refraining from revealing any of the identities involved in the drug racket which he was allegedly involved.
He was reportedly sticking to his stand that he would reveal all during army court martial only .
State Cabinet had yesterday decided to hand over the case of Pallel drug case involving the said army officer to CBI.
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