Kakching Police progresses War on Drugs with seizure of 10 kg opium, over 1.5 kg Heroin

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Imphal: As a part of Manipur government’s War on Drugs, Kakching Police of Manipur has seized 10 kg of opium and 1. 556 kg of Heroin in 24 hours in three different instances.

On Thursday, the district police seized 10 kg opium from a culvert at Sugnu Chakpikarong road near the junction at Moltichan village.

One individual was arrested with the drugs, who was identified as  Lunreilhing Baite, 30, years, wife of Thangkhogin Baite of Molngat Village, Chandel district.

The seized items and the arrested persons were handed over to Sugnu Police station for further necessary legal action, a police report said.

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On Wednesday 1.429 kg of Heroin No.4 were seized by Kakching Police. The seizure was made by a team of Sugnu Police station while conducted frisking and checking along Indo-Burma Sugnu Road at Serou Lamkhai.

One Tata Sumo gold vehicle (silver in colour) bearing registration number MN-02A-7608 was stopped for checking and frisked upon which 108 soap cases containing suspected Heroin no. 4 was detected. The occupants of the vehicle were arrested.

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They were identified as Letsem Khongsai, 46, son of late Tilkhopao Khongsai of H. Gamnom village, Chandel district and Genkhopao Haokip, 24, son of Seikhojang Haokip of Songpijang village, Churachandpur district.

“Preliminary Investigation has revealed that the suspected drugs was purchased from Myanmar and was meant to be transported to Churachandpur,” the police report said.

The seized items and the arrested persons were handed over to Sugnu Police station for further necessary legal action.

On the same day Kakching Police commando unit seized 127 gm of Heroin powder from Phundrei Mayai leikai in Thoubal district.

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Based on a credible source information, one person named B.Mustap, 19, son of Md. Hakim of Moreh Muslim Nagar, Ward No.5, Tengnoupal district was detained near Kombeirei English School, Phundrei Mayai leikai. Ten soap cases containing suspected Heroin No. 4 was detected. The person was subsequently arrested, the police report said.

The seized items and the arrested persons were handed over to Khongjom Police station for further necessary legal action, it added.

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