Drugs worth over 6 cr seized in Mnp

Drugs worth over 6 cr seized in Mnp
Soap cases packed with brown sugar detected by AR troops at its check post in Tengnoupal district.
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAR 1 | Publish Date: 3/1/2020 11:56:02 AM IST

 Police and security force in Manipur seized a huge quantity of brown sugar worth crores of rupees in the international market after  the arrest of five drug peddlers, including a 21-year-old youth, in separate operations.

Three of the five drug peddlers were arrested by the state police commandos in two separate operations on Saturday while the remaining two accused were detained by the troops of Assam Rifles manning NH-102 (Imphal-Moreh route) on the same day. Police source said that the seized contraband drug valued over Rs six crore was seized during checking of the two individuals who were moving in a very suspicious manner on the road along Nambul River flowing through the heart of the capital city. The arrested drug peddlers have been identified as Md Kabir Ahmad of Moiching Awang Leikai and Ram Chatan Das, a resident of Bihar currently staying in Imphal’s Masjid Road.

Another team of police commandos attached with Thoubal district police also arrested a 21-year-old youth Heigrujam Punshiba Singh of Khongjom Sangaikhong with 3960 pieces of contraband WY tablets and 35.42 gram of Heroin powder yesterday. Two persons, a driver and one occupant of an Eco Van were also detained by troops of 12 Assam Rifles after they found in their possession 312 gram of brown sugar valued over Rs 62.40 lakh in the international market from the vehicle they were travelling. The duo were identified as Jamkhomang Baite of Songdo village of Churachandpur and Thangkhohao Baite of Sangaikot village of same district.

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