Heroin worth over Rs 1 crore seized, 1 arrested

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Imphal: As Manipur government’s War on Drugs continues a joint team of Kakching district police commando unit and Pallel police team seized 671 gm of Heroin powder worth around Rs 1.47 crore in international market and arrested one drug peddler from Pallel Police station gate on Thursday.

The arrested person was identified as one Thangminlal Haokip, 22, son of Lhunkhopao Haokip of Yangoubung Village, Moreh, Tengnoupal district.

Police reported that a grey vehicle (Hyundai i10) bearing registration number MN03A-0915 was seen coming from Pallel side towards Kakching Lamkhai. When the police team gave signal to stop the vehicle, it tried to escape. However the police managed to stop the vehicle.

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After verification of the driver (Thangminlal Haokip) and during examination of the vehicle, 50 soap cases containing suspected heroin powder were detected. It weighed a total of around 671 gm (without soap cases).

Police said the Heroin powder were seized and arrested the person at the spot.

It was estimated that the seized drugs are worth Rs 14.76 lakh in local market and Rs 1.47 crore in the international market, a police report said.

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The arrested person along with the seized articles were taken to Kakching police station for further legal action.

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