A team of Singngat Police Station led by its OC inspector Thangpu Tonsing, SI Chinzasiam, and ASI Hauliankhup of Singngat Police Station seized as many as 165 soap boxes containing 1.884 kg of brown sugar on Thursday.
Acting on the report received from engaged sources as well as statements of arrested accused persons, the police team conducted a search operation in and around the route of the absconding co-accused suspects, in continuation of the investigation of FIR No. 23(11), 2022 SGT-PS u/s 21(c) ND&PS where seizure of 3.564 Kgs of suspected brown sugar was earlier made.
The search operation led to the recovery of one gunny bag, hidden among the bushes of the forest in the Lancha village area. Upon inspection, the gunny bag was found to contain 15 boxes and each box contained 11 soap cases of suspected brown sugar, totaling 165 soap Boxes.
The same was seized in the presence of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Singngat by following necessary formalities. Upon weighing, the seized contraband item was found to be 1.884 Kg.
The total seizure in connection with the referred case is 5.448 kg. Further investigation is on to arrest of all the involved persons in this regard, police stated.