Imphal: A combined team of Thoubal district police and Narcotic Cell, Imphal East seized suspected WY tablets and apprehended three drug peddlers at Lilong Arapti bridge, Thoubal, Manipur.
Based on an acting information of transportation of illegal drugs in Lilong area the combined team with the support of members of Youth Athletic Development Association conducted frisking and checking at Lilong Arapati bridge at about 4.30 am.
While conducting frisking and checking one four wheeler (Tata Safari Storm) black in colour bearing registration number MN01S 1982 was seen coming towards the frisking point from Lilong in a suspicious manner.
The police team stopped the vehicle for verification.
There were three occupants inside the vehicle identified themselves as one Md Farish Khan, 24, son of md Seraj Khan of Moijing Awang Kangjeibung; Washim Khan, 24, son of Feij Ahamed of Lilong Sambrukhong and Md Yunush Ali, 25, son of Md Yakub Ali of Lilong Leihaokhong Makok.
The police team detected one black colour polythene containing 3,400 tablets suspected to be WY tablets.
The three persons were arrested and the suspected drugs were seized on the spot by observing formalities, police said.
A case has been registered at Lilong police station and the arrested persons along with the seizures have been handed over to same police station for further legal action.
The operation was conducted under the overall supervision of Thoubal district superintendent of police Jogeshchandra Haobijam.