Heroin powder seized amid Covid-19 crisis

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Imphal: Churachandpur district police seized suspected Heroin powder from one drug peddler who was apprehended while conducting frisking and checking at Rengkai bridge, Churachandpur disrict on Thursday morning.

The district police team on duty at Renkai bridge stopped one four-wheeler (Tata Sumo) bearing registration number MN07D-0263. The police team found a water cooler which was suspicious that it might contain some anti-social elements.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Thangkhomang Lhungdim, son of Thangkhogin Lhungdim of Joupi village, Chakpikarong, Chandel district.

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He disclosed the police that the water cooler was handed over to him by one Haopu at Joupi market for transportation to Churachandpur.

The driver and the water cooler were taken to Churachandpur police station and on checking the water cooler, 100 soap cases containing suspected heroin powder weighing a total of about 1.335 kg were detected.

The person was arrested and the soap cases were seized after observing all formalities, police said.

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A case has been registered at Churachandpur police station for further investigation.

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