Heroin powder seized

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Imphal: Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB), Manipur, in continuation of its activities carried out to prevent trafficking of illicit drugs from neighbouring country, a combined team of NAB police and Thoubal police arrested one drug peddler along and seized 50 cases of Heroin powder from Waithou, Thoubal district at on Monday.

The arrested person has been identified as one Thangchinliana, 36, son of Khanthang, resident of Phaicham Veng, Bidna Part II, Moreh, Tengnoupal district.

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The seized Heroin powder weighs about 625 gm. It was found concealed underneath the body of a white colour Bolero bearing registration number AS-12M/6578.

It was revealed that the cartal members who are yet to be arrested were from Myanmar and other states of the country, thereby showing cross border and inter-state ramifications, police said.

It was also revealed that the seized drugs were brought from Myanmar at the behest of a Myanmar national to be delivered to a person in Thoubal district and then to deliver at other parts of the country via Assam, it added.

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A case has been registered with NAB Police station in this regard and further investigation is going on, it said.

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