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8 IRB personnel held with drugs in Manipur

By The Assam Tribune

IMPHAL, April 5 (PTI) � Eight India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel were allegedly caught carrying drugs from Manipur�s Chandel district bordering Myanmar and have been arrested.

The eight, attached to the 3rd IRB unit, Chandel district, were caught yesterday at Bongyang area on Imphal-Moreh NH 39 during checking operations by Assam Rifles. They were allegedly planning to sell the drugs in Myanmar, an official report said today.

Over 93 kg of ephedrine, which is in great demand in Myanmar, and other banned drugs, have been recovered from them, the report said.

The eight were identified as Subedar Jahirudin, Riflemen E Devananda, Th Tiken, N Romjit, SVO Paomei, A Ramehwor, T Dhanabir and Ksh Prafullo and were handed over to Police in Chandel district, it said.

Meanwhile, the driver who was allegedly abducted by suspected militants in Manipur�s Senapati district of April 2 was yet to be traced, official sources said today. The driver, Abdul Nazeer, was picked up by armed militants at around 8:30 pm from Henbung village in Senapati district by suspected hill militants.

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8 IRB personnel held with drugs in Manipur

IMPHAL, April 5 (PTI) � Eight India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel were allegedly caught carrying drugs from Manipur�s Chandel district bordering Myanmar and have been arrested.

The eight, attached to the 3rd IRB unit, Chandel district, were caught yesterday at Bongyang area on Imphal-Moreh NH 39 during checking operations by Assam Rifles. They were allegedly planning to sell the drugs in Myanmar, an official report said today.

Over 93 kg of ephedrine, which is in great demand in Myanmar, and other banned drugs, have been recovered from them, the report said.

The eight were identified as Subedar Jahirudin, Riflemen E Devananda, Th Tiken, N Romjit, SVO Paomei, A Ramehwor, T Dhanabir and Ksh Prafullo and were handed over to Police in Chandel district, it said.

Meanwhile, the driver who was allegedly abducted by suspected militants in Manipur�s Senapati district of April 2 was yet to be traced, official sources said today. The driver, Abdul Nazeer, was picked up by armed militants at around 8:30 pm from Henbung village in Senapati district by suspected hill militants.