After surveillance for about one month, Churachandpur police on Monday busted a brown sugar manufacturing unit at K Salem village under Tuibong sub-division, Churachandpur and arrested three persons in connection with the case and seized all items used for manufacturing and processing brown sugar.
Briefing the media at Churachandpur Police Station, additional SP (Ops), Srivanant Surve said that acting on the specific input, the police team busted the brown sugar lab and nabbed the drug kingpin along with two others. The arrested persons were identified as Mangthang Lupheng, 42, son of Jamsei of P Haijang, Saikul sub-division, presently residing at T Bethlehem, Churachandpur; Seiminthang Lupheng, 38, son of (Late) Paokhosei of M Semol Village, Churachandpur; and Lalminsang Ralte, 18, son of Sena of Lhangnom, Jiribam, presently residing at T Bethlehem village, Churachandpur.
The operation was led by SDPO of Thanlon, David Kilong under the guidance of additional SP (LO) and ASP (Ops) under the active and overall supervision of SP of Churachandpur, Amrita Sinha.
“The raid was part of the state government’s initiative on the ‘War on Drugs’ campaign,” Amrita Sinha said.
The seized items used for manufacturing and processing brown sugar included ammonium chloride, di-ammonium phosphate, lime, 5.3 kg of opium and other items along with a sum of Rs 1 lakh in cash.
Churachandpur Police has registered a case in connection with the case under ND and PS Act and further investigation is on till the time of filing this report.
Meanwhile, Churachandpur police also conducted destruction of poppy cultivation at Zalenkot of Sangaikot sub-division led by SDPO, Bijoy Kumar Singh and OC of Sangaikot, inspector Elvi Tunglut along with personnel from NAB, IRB and Forest department.