Manipur Police recovers explosives, drugs from 2 women at Senapati, Imphal East

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Imphal: Manipur Police has recovered explosives and drug from two women drug and explosives dealers at Checkon in Imphal East and at Senapati Bazar in Senapati district.

A team of Imphal East district police on Tuesday seized a total of 2.70 kg of heroin powder, one mobile phone, an Aadhaar card, and a sum of Rs 5,000 from the possession of one Veineichong Khongsai, 36, resident of Kangchup Geljang, Senapati. She was arrested on the spot at Checkon, near Tribal Market in Imphal East district.

Addressing at at the office of the superintendent of police Imphal East M. Pradeep informed that during interrogation the accused Veineicgong revealed that confiscated drugs were brought from  Myanmar and she came to Imphal for transporting the same drug to a woman vendor in Senapati, who will further transport the same to one non-local.

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In the follow-up of the case, the police team nabbed the woman vendor and confiscated the explosive-making materials and other drugs. She was identified as RK Poukhurou, 50, resident of Karong, Senapati.

From her possession the police recovered as many as 30 blasting sticks (about 3.775 gm), two packets of detonators containing 20 and 66 detonators respectively, an 18 ft long cortex wire, 11 paper-wrapped packets containing three detonators, and one cut piece of cortex wire.

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A total of 1.30 gm of opium, 13 gm Heroin powder, two mobile phones, an Aadhaar card and a sum of Rs 5,050 were also recovered from her possession.

Poukhurou revealed that the seized explosive materials were brought from one unknown official who was working at a road construction agency at Willong,  Senapati and they were sold by doubling the price to prospective buyers, suspected to be UGs, the senior officer said.

The explosive items were suspected to be used by the underground outfits in the planting of IEDs in various places of Manipur in the recent past, he said.

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It is highly suspected that the explosives would be used to create disturbances in the upcoming Independence Day celebration and also in targeting the security forces, he added.

This narco-terrorism link is being investigated, the senior police officer said.

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