IMPHAL, June 10 - Assam Rifles has recovered 10 bags of ginseng weighing about 350 kg and worth approximately Rs 21 lakh from Moreh town in Tengnoupal district bordering Myanmar on Saturday, according to official sources.
�The contraband was being smuggled in an auto through Moreh to Myanmar,� Assam Rifles said in a press release. The arrested person along with the recovered ginseng and auto were handed over to Forest Office at Moreh.
In another incident, Assam Rifles troops recovered explosive material and other stores near Waiton in Imphal East district on Friday, the release said.
Acting on information, a joint operation was launched with Imphal East Commando which resulted in recovery of Claymore shaped IED, 10 PEK (plastic explosive) strips, one switch, one battery and one circuit, it added.