Imphal: In continuation of the state action under “War on Drugs”, Imphal East district police seized opium and arrested one drug peddler along Tinsid road near southern side of Kombirei Garden on Saturday.
The arrested person was identified as one Mutum Thoiba Meitei, 43, son of late M. Achou Meitei of Nongpok Senjenbam, Imphal East.
Police said, based on a specific input the police team led by officer-in-charge, narcotic cell, Imphal East, Kh. Devkumar Singh along with volunteers of Youth Athletic Development Association (YADA) under the supervision of superintendent of police, Imphal East, M. Pradip Singh conducted frisking and checking along TInsid road near Kombirei garden at around 10 pm of of the day.
During the activity Thoiba was detained who was coming in a scooter bearing registration number MN01L-5717.
On examination of the vehicle 890 gm of opium was detected.
One mobile phone was also seized from his possession and Thoiba was arrested on the spot.