Imphal: Kakching Police commandos of Manipur on Thursday nabbed a person who was ferrying Heroin No.4 powder at Pallel as part of the efforts under ‘War On Drugs’.
At around 11.30 am, teams of Commando Unit, Kakching led by havaldar N. Chaoba Singh of police commando Unit Kakching under the supervision of Binoy Chongtham, additional superintendent ofpolice (ops) Kakching, and under the overall supervision of Shrey Vats, superintendent of Police Kakching, conducted frisking and checking at Pallel commando check-post at Leimanai Chingjin in order to detect movement of anti-social element and transportation of illegal items.
One EECO van (grey in colour) vehicle bearing registration number MN06LB-6576 coming from Pallel side was given a signal to stop for checking, but the said vehicle tried to escape the check point by speeding the vehicle. However, the commando teams managed to stop the vehicle at a short distance from the check-post.
The vehicle had one occupant only who was the driver. He was behaving in suspicious manner and was detained for verification. He identified himself as H. Thangminlen Khongsai, 30, so of H. Paokam Khongsai of NewSongjang Khenjoy, Songjang Chandel. The driver along with the said vehicle was searched after observing legal formalities.
The vehicle was examined and it was noticed that 20 soap cases containing suspected Heroin No.4 powder were kept below the rear seat of the vehicle.
The accused was arrested by observing all formalities. On weighing, the suspected Heroin No.4 powder was found to weigh approximately 232 grams (in total). It is estimated that the seized contraband items are worth approximately Rs 4.64 lakh in domestic market and Rs 46.4 lakh in the international market, police said.
The arrested person along with the seized articles was handed over to Kakching Police station for taking up further necessary legal action, it added.