Imphal: A team of Bishnupur district police and a column of 16 Assam Rifles seized 2 kg of contraband Opium and arrested three drug peddlers including two women from Potshangbam Maning area, Bishnupur district on Sunday.
The arrested persons have been identified as one Warepam Reshma Devi, 40, wife of T John Zou; T Neinu zou, 38, daughter of Thang Nga Zou of Chothe ward number 12 and Pukhrambam Shyam Singh, 46, son of P Tampha Singh of Nachou Panthong Ward Number 6.
The team conducted frisking and checking at Potshangbam Maning area. The three persons were detained for verification while coming in two different scooters (Activa) bearing registration numbers MN06S D0961, red in colour and MN05 B4213, blue in colour while, along Tiddim road.
On checking of the vehicles 2 kg of contraband items suspected to be Opium were detected packed in a plastic marked as ‘sweet toast’ and ‘bright detergent’, a police report said.
On spot enquiry, after they disclosed their identity, they revealed that the two packets containing opium were given to them by one Deban of Malom for selling to prospective buyers. Accordingly, they were arrested and seized the detected opium at the spot, it added.
The seized items along with the three persons were handed over to Bishnupur police station for further legal action.