Two drug dealers arrested

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Imphal: In continuation of the activity carried by Narcotic Cell, Imphal East as a part of ‘War on Drugs’ the narcotic cell seized a total of 166 grams of heroin powder and arrested two drug peddlers on two different occasions on Saturday.

The arrested persons were identified as one Vareithing Kasom, 32, son of  Ngadangmi Kasom of Lamkang Centre, Chandel District and Md Altaf, 19, son of Md Asta Ali of Santhel Mayai Leikai, Kakching District.

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A narcotic cell team seized four soap cases containing heroin powder weighing around 103 gm from the possession of Vareithing at Kyamgei Pal Ahanbi Thong eastern side.

On the same day another team along with the volunteers of Young Athletic Development Association detected three soap cases and 94 vials of heroin weighing around 63 gm were seized from the possession of Altaf. He was arrested on the spot.

The seizures along with the arrested persons were handed over to Irilbung police station for further necessary legal action, police said.

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