Efforts are being made to uproot drug lords: Biren


Imphal: A team of narcotics and affairs of border apprehended three drug peddlers including one couple along with 50 soap cases containing Heroin number 4 from Koujengleima, Sekmai along Imphal-Dimapur national highway on Tuesday evening.

Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh, highlighting the information on his Facebook wall, said, “As we intensify the crackdown against the drug mafias under the War on Drugs campaign, tonnes of drugs which are worth over thousands of crores have been seized in the last few years. Further, various efforts are being made to uproot the drug lords from the state,” chief minister N. Biren Singh posted on his Facebook wall.

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The drug peddlers have been identified as one Helkhomang Mate, 27, son of Onkholun Mate, residence of K Moulsang Village, Tengnoupal district; Nemneikim Haokip, 29, and her husband Yaangkholet Haokip, 41, son of Thangkhopao Haokip residence of Molnom Village, Chandel district.

The seized drug weigh around 625 gm. One four wheeler (Hyundai i10 grand) bearing registration number MN-01G/6826, three mobile phones and three Aadhaar cards were also seized from their possession.

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


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