Imphal: In continuation of the War on Drugs as termed by chief minister N. Biren Singh, drugs worth around Rs 2.6 crore in the international market were seized by Tengnoupal Police on Indo-Myanmar road on Friday.
According to Tengnoupal Police superintendent Th.Vikramjit a team of Tengnoupal district police including commandos halted a car at Tengnoupal police check-post at around 2 pm on Thursday which was heading towards Imphal from the direction of the Indo-Myanmar border town Moreh.
A total of 53 packets of Brown Sugar were found in the care. Md Salim Khan, 27, of Sora Maning Leikai who was driving the car was arrested along with the contraband item.
In a follow up action 50 packets of Brown Sugar were found concealed on checking another car at the same check-post at around 5.30 pm.
The second car driven by one Laljuithang Gangte of Moreh Ward No 9, Moulhoi Part-III was also heading towards Imphal from Moreh. Laljuithang Gangte was also arrested along with the drugs.
The total weight of the seized drug is 1.296 Kg and it would be worth around Rs 2 crore and 59 lakh in the international market, Vikramjit told reporters.
A case was registered at Tengnoupal police station for further investigation.
A team of NAB Police on Friday at about 4:30 pm arrested two women and seized 273 soap caps containing about 3.412 kg of suspected Heroin powder.
They were identified as Yumnam (O) Noni of Moreh ward no.7and RK Devi of Thangmeiband , Imphal West district and seized 273 soap caps containing about 3.412 kg of suspected Heroin powder.
On their revelation, two more persons namely – Thounaojam Brojen of Thounaojam Mayai leikai, Kakching and Laishram Rabichandra Singh of Heingang Panthoibi leikai, to whom the seized drugs were to be given were arrested from different locations of Imphal.
A case has been registered at NAB PS in this regard.
On the same day police seized 3500 bottles of Instacodin cough syrup which were ‘illegally’ transported in a truck bearing registration number AS01JC-7697 when stopped and checked at Leingangpokpi near Jiribam Driver Union office along National Highway-37.
The Instacodin cough syrup bottles were found concealed along with the loaded hardware goods in the truck without any valid documents.
A case under NDPS Act has been registered at Jiribam Police station for investigation and the arrested persons along with the seized articles are being produced before the Ld. Judicial Magistrate, Jiribam.