Updated 21 Jun 2022, 6:07 am
Teams of Kakching Police on Monday detected and seized 1.090 kg of suspected Heroin No 4 powder at around 11:20 am on Monday.
The drugs were seized from a four wheeler (Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Maroon in colour) vehicle bearing Registration Number MN02B-1095 where the suspected drug was found concealed inside the fuel tank and the right side panel below the body of the vehicle.
The said seizure was made by teams of Commando Unit, Kakching led by subedar Ksh Prakash assisted by HC L Rohit Singh and havaldar N Chaoba Singh while conducting frisking and checking at CDO Check-post at Leimanai Chingjin.
The driver and the other occupant were detained. They were searched along with the said vehicle after observing legal formalities. From the vehicle, as many as 89 soap cases containing suspected Heroin No 4 powder were detected.
The suspected drugs were found to weigh approximately 1.090 kg in total. The driver and the occupants, namely Manglalmuon Gangte ,35, son of Paoneimang Gangte of Moreh Ward No II, Mission veng in Tengnoupal district and Houminsem Singsong ,25, son of Henkhogin Singson of Zalenphai village, Moreh, Tengnoupal were arrested. Their vehicle and the suspected drugs were seized.
It is estimated that the seized contraband drugs are worth Rs 23.98 lakhs in the local market and 2.39 crores in the international market.
The arrested persons along with the seized articles were handed over to OC, Kakching Police Station for taking up further necessary legal action.
First published:21 Jun 2022, 6:07 am
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