Busting Drug Smuglling at Moreh on the Indo-Myanmar Border

By Sanjoo Thangjamm, Special Correspondent IOP

Imphal (Manipur),July 6, 2019: In a major breakthrough in busting the international drug smuggling along Indo-Myanmar border, a combined team of security forces consisting of 43 Assam Rifles with DSP Commando and OC Commando of Moreh along with Moreh police seized around 11 kgs of suspected Methamphetamine from New Champai at Moreh sub division.

On thursday, July 4 at about 1500 hours, on receipt of specific information, the team apprehended Ch. Jamkhomang Mate (33) s/o Jilpao Mate of Moreh Ward no.1, Moulhoi Veng, Tengnoupal district along with the drugs

On a detailed examination of the bag he was carrying, 11 packets of the drug was found neatly concealed inside packets of Tea leaves. The value of confiscated drugs in the international market is approximately Rs 8 crore.

It is one of the biggest seizures of Methamphetamine along the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh and the major drug-busting operation shows a new trend among that international smugglers of shifting from smuggling WY tablets and Heroin powder to  Methamphetamine, also known by other name such as yama, the world is yours,crystal meth, ice, etc. through the use of strategic position of Moreh as a transit point to Indian market.

The suspected methamphetamine was seized under provision the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and handed over to Moreh Police station for further legal action.

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