Imphal: Imphal West police commandos seized 1.4 lakh of WY ( World is Yours) tablets from two trucks at Kanglatongbi Santipur under the jurisdiction of Sekmai police station and arrested three occupants of the trucks on Sunday.
Superintendent of police, Imphal West, K. Meghachandra said this while interacting with reporters here on Monday.
The arrested persons were identified ntified as Md Akhan, 24, son of Md Anuwar; Md Yunush alias Achouba, 19, son of Md Dilip and Md Mustakin, 28, son of Md Rahimuddin. All the arrestees were of Keibung Makha Leikai, Thoubal district.
Two truck bearing registration number AS01DD-5557 and NL01G-8445 were detained during frisking and checking at the area by the said police team led by additional superintendent of police(Ops), Imphal West, Amarjit Lamabam and officer-in-charge, commando, Imphal West, P. Achouba under the supervision of SP, Imphal West.
Ten black packets suspected to be containing 1 lakh WY tablets were found concealed inside the bonnet of the the first truck. The team also recovered two mobile phone and one wallet containing Rs 2,400, one RC book and one driving license from the possession of the occupants of the truck.
From the second truck another 4 black packets suspected to be containing 40 thousand WY tablets were also found from the bonnet. The team also recovered one mobile phone, one RC book, one wallet containing Rs 2,800 and one driving license.
The three occupants were arrested on the spot and seized the recovered along with the two trucks. On examination the seized tablets were found to be WY tablets. Later the arrestees disclosed that the tablets were given to them by one unknown person sent by Md Itomba of Keibung Makha Leikai presently staying at Guwahati and instructed them to be transported till Guwahati, the senior police officer said.
Efforts are being made to arrest the other accused persons, he added.
The arrested person along with the seized items have been handed over to Sekmai Police station for further necessary legal action, Meghachandra said.