Monday, November 28, 2022

Four drug peddlers apprehended in Manipur


Four alleged drug peddlers, including a woman, were apprehended and 2.38 kg of illegal drugs worth crores of rupees were confiscated from them in two separate operations, police said on Saturday.
Two of the alleged drug peddlers were a driver and handyman of an inter-state bus which a police team in Bishnupur district detained after a hot pursuit on Saturday morning along Tidim Road (Imphal-Churachandpur Road).
Additional SP of Bishnupur district Ronie Mayengbam said that a police commando team on routine frisking and checking duty along Tidim Road signalled an inter-state bus coming from Churachandpur district headquarters to stop.
During a thorough search into the bus, 87 soap cases containing Heroin powder were recovered from different parts of the bus, the additional SP said.
At first, a search was done at the driver’s cabin based on the disclosure made by the driver during spot interrogation and 57 soap cases were recovered from there. Thirty more soap cases were recovered during further search of the passengers’ seats, he said.
Following the recovery of the contraband drugs, the driver identified as Kapsuanlian (37) of P Kanaun Veng of Churachandpur and the handyman, Siekminlal Suktung (33) of Kousabung village of Churachandpur were arrested, the additional SP said. During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the drugs were about to smuggled to Shillong.
The other two alleged drug peddlers, including the woman, were arrested by a team of Churachandpur district police comprising women personnel during a raid at a house in Gilgal Veng under Churachandpur police station on Friday evening, another police source said.
During the raid conducted based on reliable information, police detained two persons found in the house before the recovery of 1.233 kg of brown sugar packed in 100 soap cases.
The arrested alleged drug peddlers were identified as Limkholet Lhungdim and Nengtinhoi. A Maruti Gypsy brand vehicle allegedly used in the transportation of the illegal drugs was also recovered from the house, the source said.
After lodging a case, the Churachandpur police station had taken custody of the two arrested alleged drug peddlers for investigation, the source added.

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