Lady drug peddler arrested with drug receiver


Imphal: One woman drug trader and a person who receives drugs from her were arrested by Kakching of Manipur Police on Friday and seized 932 gm of Heroin No. 4 powder.

The said seizure was done while conducting random frisking and checking at Langmeidong Police outpost gate from one passenger travelling in a bus coming from Sugnu side.

During the checking of the passengers and their belongings, one blue bag was noticed. The owner of the bag was identified as one Lamjaneng Khongsai, 38, daughter of late Khatlim of Sugnu Tribal, Kakching district. She resisted opening of the bag which raised suspicion. With the help of lady one co-passenger, the bag was opened and the belongings of the bag owner were searched. Seventy numbers of soap cases containing suspected Heroin No.4 powder were found. The lady was arrested. The powder was found to be 932 gm, Kakching superintendent of police Shrey Vats said.

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While conducting interrogation of the lady, it came to light that the drugs were supposed to be delivered to a person near Kakching Auto parking and she shared the phone number of that person. Subsequently, two teams of Kakching police commando rushed to the area and conducted search operation. One suspected person identified as Md Anjar, 32, son of MV. Abdul Kalam of Sora Maning Leikai was detained. His cellphone number was matched from the one given by the lady. The person disclosed that he was supposed to receive the consignment from the lady and had received another consignment of 25 soap cases from the same lady in January. Abdul was also arrested from the spot, the senior police officer said.

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The arrested persons along with the seized articles were handed over to Waikhong Police station for taking up further necessary legal action against them, he added.


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