A team of district commando, Kakching seized 1.426 kg of suspected heroin powder, while a drug peddling couple was arrested on Thursday.
The arrested couple has been identified as one Mang Khup Haokip, 36, and his wife Lamkhoneng Haokip, 29, from Toitung village, Chakpikarong, Chandel district.
A police report stated that acting on information of drugs being smuggled from Chakpikarong side to Sugnu, a district commando team led by subedar S Birla along with sub-inspector Th Robindro Brown conducted a random frisking and checking near Serou Lamkhai.
A four wheeler (Mahindra Bolero) bearing registration number MN 07D-1206 was detained. On verification, the driver and occupant were identified as Mang Khup Haokip and the occupant as Lamkhoneng Haokip and they were a couple.
On checking the vehicle, as many as 110 soap cases suspected to be containing heroin powder concealed in the side door of the vehicle were detected.The suspected heroin powder was found to weigh 1.426 kg in total.
The couple was arrested while the detected suspected heroin powder was seized on the spot.
Later, the arrested persons along with the seizures were handed over to Sugnu police station for further necessary legal action.
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