IMPHAL, Jan 27 (NNN): Assam Rifles in Manipur on Thursday claimed that one of the two persons nabbed with narcotic drugs in Manipur’s Jiribam district is an active cadre of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), in a press release, said that Srikona Battalion of Headquarter 21 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(East) foiled smuggling of heroin powder carried by an active PLA cadre.
Based on specific input about movement of underground cadres carrying drugs in the area of Jiribam, the Assam Rifles launched an operation. In the operation, 28.40gm of heroin powder worth approximately Rs 3 lakhs were seized from two persons, said the press note.
Amongst them is an active cadre of the PLA, the press release claimed.
Apprehended individuals along with seized drugs were then handed over to Manipur police for further investigation and legal proceedings, the press release also said.
In the ‘war against drugs’, this operation of Assam Rifles will not only curb the illegal activities of ‘narco terrorism’ but also it is another milestone in the journey of putting complete end to drug money fuelling insurgency in the area, the press release of the Assam Rifles added.