Brown sugar worth Rs 2 crore seized, 3 arrested in Manipur

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Imphal, Feb 7 (PTI) A joint team of Manipur Police and Assam Rifles have seized brown sugar worth Rs 2 crore and arrested three persons from Bishnupur district, police said on Sunday.

The contraband was seized during checking at Tangjeng near Ibudhou temple in Bishnupur district. The security personnel found a 34-year-old man identified as Thangkohsat Guite hiding the brown sugar in soap cases in a large backpack on Saturday night, they said.

The security forces also arrested two other persons 41-year-old Thangsei Guite and 46-year-old Warepam Ramesh Singh who were with Guite.

The arrested persons and the seized items were handed over to Kumbi police station and a case has been registered, the police added. PTI COR RG RG