A team of commando, Imphal East district seized narcotic drugs and arrested two drug peddlers from Hatta Golapati near eastern side of Minuthong Bridge at around 1.20 pm on Saturday.
The arrested persons have been identified as one Md Sabir Ahamed, 31, son of late Md Najeruddin of Golapati Maning Leikai, Imphal East district and Makakmayum Shahnawaz alias Nawaz alias Alia, 24, son of Md Fazur Rahman of Yairipok Changamdabi Makha Leikai, under Andro Police station, Imphal-East, presently staying at Hatta near Minuthong, Porompat Police Station, Imphal East.
The police team during frisking and checking at eastern side of Minuthong bridge, Sabir and Shahnawaz were detained while coming in a scooter, red in colour. During examination and checking, one soap case containing heroin powder and 83 vials containing heroin powder, a total weight of 44 grams; 30 N-10 tablets; 38 SP capsule; five mobile phones; cash of Rs 3,050 were detected and seized. The two persons were arrested at the spot.
On further questioning, they disclosed that they are drug users and peddlers and had been in the trade of dealing drugs for the last four-five months at Hatta Golapati area.
The arrested persons along with the seized items have been handed over to Porompat police station for further legal action.