Over 7kg Opium recovered in Manipur

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Imphal: A team of Churachandpur district police seized 7.626 kilogram of Opium and arrested one person along Rengkai road, Churachandpur district on Saturday.

The person was identified as one Jangkhokam Touthang, 32,  son of late Doukholun Touthang of SL Molcham village, Churachandpur presently staying at Sangaikot UPC veng, of the same district.

He was nabbed when police acted on an input that one Maroon colour Bolero bearing registration number MN04A 1583 is transporting Opium by an unknown person towards Churachandpur town along Rengkai road.

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A team of Churachandpur police station and Sangaikot police station kept a vigil along the road in the early morning of Saturday. At around 6.30 am the targeted vehicle was chased and intercepted at Rengkai road. On verification the driver of the vehicle (Jangkhokam) was detained.

The vehicle along with Jangkhokam was carried to Churachandpur police station for further checking of the vehicle. A requisition was made to DM, Churachandpur district for deputing one executive magistrate as required under section ND and PS Act and accordingly, SDC, Churachandpur, Janggoulen Lupho was detailed, a police report said.

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On thorough checking of the Bolero in the presence of the executive magistrate the police team detected nine plastic packets containing suspected Opium kept concealed under the floor mat of the co-driver seat. It was found to weigh 7.626 kg, it added.

The suspected Opium, Bolero and Mobile phone were seized from his possession.

A case under ND and PS Act has been registered for further investigation, the police report said.

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