Imphal: A team of Narcotics Affairs and Borders (NAB) police arrested one drug peddler who is involved in inter-state illicit drug rackets along with Heroin powder weighting about 875 gm from near Standard College, Kongba, Imphal East on Wednesday.
The arrested person was identified as Khumallambam Dhiren Singh, 53, son of late Kh. Ningthemjao Singh of Nongpok Lourembam Awang Leikai, Thoubal district.
Police says the team detained a vehicle (Bolero) bearing registration number ML-10-5309 near Standard College, Kongba at about 2.50 pm. During examination 70 soap cases containing suspected Heroin powder with a total weight about 875 gm were detected. The soap cases were found concealed in a specially schemed cabin on the roof of the vehicle.
Dhiren disclosed police that he was coming from Chandel and turned towards Kongba. It was also revealed that he is a member of an inter-state illicit drug racket and he was involved in illicit trafficking of drugs earlier.
A case has been registered at NAB police station for further investigation.