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Drug, opium worth Rs 9.7 crore seized from three women in Mnp

Correspondent IMPHAL, JUL 7 | Publish Date: 7/7/2019 12:00:26 PM IST

Three women were arrested in Manipur with large quantity of contraband crystal methamphetamine valued at around Rs seven crore and opium worth around Rs nine lakh in separate cases.

A police source said that the contraband methamphetamine was seized from a woman hailing from Tamil Nadu while the opium from two local women hailing from Kangpokpi district. The woman detained with 20kg of methamphetamine worth around Rs nine crore in the international market was identified as Sushila (61) wife of Selvam. She is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the police said.
A combined team of Narcotics and Affairs Border (NAB) of state police and 12 Assam Rifles arrested the woman with the contraband item at PVCP (Permanent Vehicle Check Post) of Assam Rifles at Khudengthabi along Imphal-Moreh section of NH-102 in Tengnoupal district on Saturday, around 9.30 am.
Sleuth of NAB Imphal also arrested two women with 13 kg of opium from Bishnupur district’s Nachou Lamkhai on Saturday. The seized opium would worth around Rs nine lakh in the international market, the police source said.
The two arrested women were Kikim Haokip (50) wife of Heliry Haokip and Hevah Haokip (49) wife of Henthang Haokip, both from Pangmol village of Kangpokpi district.
NAB registered cases against them and investigations were on to establish the origin of the contraband items, the source added.
As Manipur shares its border with Myanmar, it is used as a transit point for smuggling drugs, arms, human trafficking and security forces seize different forms of drugs worth crores of rupees every year.
 

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