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AR Recovers Banned Wildlife Products And Drugs

 


3/21/2011

Keeping a vigil for smuggling of banned wildlife produce and drugs to Myanmar, 42 Assam Rifles under aegis of 26 Sector Assam Rifles of IGAR (South) intercepted a huge consignment of banned wildlife produce and drugs on 19 Mar 11.

At approx 0730 hours while carrying out checking of vehicle at the Vehicle Check Post at Bongyang in Chandel District, a surveillance party of Assam Rifles spotted a TATA Sumo vehicle bearing registration number AS-11C-3109 parked suspiciously, short of the check post to avoid the checking. On thorough check of the vehicle, Assam Rifles confiscated 301 kg Pangolin shells, one leopard skin and 19 kg of bones (including 04 leopard skulls). In addition to wild life products, 2 lakh 32 thousand diclofenac tablets were also recovered from the same vehicle. The driver of the vehicle Yamthang who is a resident of Moreh, was apprehended with the items.

This recovery, which is the biggest catch in recent times, is a result of the strict measures being adopted by the Assam Rifles to break this chain of smuggling in which wild life products and drugs are taken to different countries through Myanmar and sold at exorbitant prices. The banned wildlife products and drugs have been handed over to SP Imphal West in presence of Forest and Wild Life officials at Imphal West Police Station.



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