Army Colonel detained in Manipur with drugs worth Rs 15 crore

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 13:44 hrs

New Delhi: An army spokesperson was on Sunday arrested in Manipur for allegedly carrying contraband (banned drugs) worth around Rs 15 crore, said official sources.

Colonel Ajay Chowdhury, a public relations officer with the Indian Army, was held in Bilal while travelling from Imphal to Moreh in the north-eastern state.

Defence sources said police are investigating the matter.

There were five more people with the army officer in the two vehicles, they said.

"If found guilty, strict action will be taken against him," army spokesperson Colonel Jagdeep Dahiya said.

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