A woman was arrested for possessing 36 grams of heroin from Khudengthabi check post by Assam Rifles personnel during firsking and checking in Chandel district of Manipur, a defence release said on Monday.

The release said that arrested woman was identified as Vungkholching (33) of Paichamveng Moreh Ward No 2. She was coming from Moreh to Imphal on Sunday.

Frisking by Assam Rifles personnel at Khudengthabi check post yielded three packets of heroin and other incriminating articles from her possession, the release said.

She was carrying the contraband drugs from Moreh to deliver it to an unknown person at Pallel area.

Assam Rifles personnel handed the woman over to the Moreh police station with the recovered items, release added.