Imphal: Churachandpur Police busted a brown sugar factory at T. Bethlehem Village under Tuibong sub-division, Churachandpur on Monday after an intense surveillance for about one month.
Three persons were arrested and seized a number of items used for manufacturing and processing Brown Sugar.
“The raid was as part of the state government’s ’s efforts on War on Drugs campaign,” Churachandpur district superintendent of police Amrita Sinha said.
The raid was led by David Kilong, SDPO, Thanlon under the guidance of Additional SP (LO) and ASP (Ops) under the active and overall supervision of Amrita.
The arrested persons were identified as Mangthang Lupheng, 42, son of Jamsei of P Haijang, Saikul subdivision at present residing at T Bethlehem, Churachandpur; Seiminthang Lupheng, 38, son of late Paokhosei of M. Semol Village, Churachandpur and Lalminsang Ralte, 18, son of Sena of Lhangnom, Jiribam at present residing at T. Bethlehem village, Churachandpur.
The seized items included ammonium chloride, di-ammonium phosphate, lime and 5.3 kg of opium besides other items along with a sum of Rs 1 lakh.
Churachandpur Police has registered a case in this connection under ND&PS Act. Further investigation is on till the time of filing this report.