Brown sugar labo busted, lady arrested

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Imphal: Combined team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) and Imphal west district police busted a clandestine brown sugar laboratory located at Chesam Muslim Mayai Leikai, Imphal West on Wednesday.

Superintendent of police, NAB, Watham Basu told reporters here that the laboratory was busted during a drive conducted by the joint police team in the area under the jurisdiction of Mayang Imphal police station.

The drive conducted at the residence of one Chesam ongbi Maibam Sahera, 30, wife of Chesam Ayub Ali, one packet of brown sugar weighing about 217 grams; five packets of opium weighing about 4.3 kilograms; two sacks of remnants weighing about 21.864 kilograms; three packets of lime; five bottles of ammonium chloride; one steel bucket; weighing tools; one pair of hand gloves; one cooking gas cylinder; one blue colour plastic tub; 75 litres capacity ‘Brite’ containing morphinated solution; one wooden press with stand for extracting brown sugar and one Honda Activa were seized.

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Sahera was arrested on the spot however, Ayub who is functioning the brown sugar laboratory is yet to be arrested, Basu said.

A case has been registered at NAB police station for further necessary steps, he added.

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