Imphal: Narcotic Cell, Imphal East seized 1 kg opium and arrested two women drug peddlers from Churachandpur Mandop Leikai, Churachandpur district at around 3.15 pm of Thursday.
The arrested women were named as one Hoinu Zou, 27, wife of Minthang Zou alias Thangboi Zou and Ngailun Zou, 27, wife of Ashong Kom both from Manyang Veng, Churachandpur district.
Police reported that based on a reliable information three teams of Narcotic Cell, Imphal East led by officer-in-charge of the narcotic cell, inspector, Kh. Devkumar Singh assisted by sub-inspector, T. Lenin Sharma including women constable and volunteers of Young Athletic Development Association, Khergao detained the two women while coming in a two wheeler without registration number.
On examination the opium were detected and they were arrested on the spot, the narcotic cell police said.
Two mobile phones were also seized from their possession.
The arrested persons along with the seizures have been handed over to Churachandpur district police for further necessary legal action, it added.