Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:42:01 GMT | By PTI

Colonel arrested in major drug haul

The officer was allegedly caught carrying illicit drugs valued at Rs. 15 crore meant to be smuggled out to Myanmar


Colonel arrested in major drug haul (© Reuters)

Imphal: An Army Colonel and five others were on Sunday arrested by Manipur police in Chandel district after they were allegedly caught carrying illicit drugs valued at Rs. 15 crore meant to be smuggled out to Myanmar, in one of the biggest such seizures in the State.

The contraband was found inside three vehicles at Pallel, police said, adding they had taken into custody Defence PRO Colonel Ajay Chaudhary, his assistant R.K. Babalu, IndiGo assistant manager Brojendro Singh, besides three others.

“Colonel Ajay Chaudhary has been arrested on Sunday morning by the Manipur police along with five other persons. We have been made to believe that certain contrabands have been recovered,” Army Spokesperson Colonel Jagdeep Dahiya said in Delhi.

The Army promised strict disciplinary action if any personnel were found involved in the case. “We would like to state this much that if he is found guilty as per the law of the land; strict disciplinary action will be taken against him,” Mr. Dahiya said, adding “We will get involved in the process when we are formally approached.”
 

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