Drug seized, smuggler escapes

Our Correspondent
MOREH, Sep 22: Even as troops of 20 Assam Rifles seized 1.820 Kg of brown sugar, the man who was smuggling the drug somehow made his escape good.
During routine checking at their Khudengthabi check-post along Imphal-Moreh highway, troops of 20 Assam Rifles intercepted a red Maruti van.
On searching the vehicle, 1.820 Kg of brown sugar packed in 44 soap cases and concealed inside the door panels of the van were found.
However, the driver of the van fled from the  spot clandestinely when the troops were busy searching his van.
The value of the seized drug was estimated to be Rs 3.64 crore in the international market.
The seized drug has been handed over to Moreh Police.