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Five drug peddlers arrested, drug seized in Imphal

Volunteers of BJYM conducted a raid in Thangmeiband area with the support of the state police.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 1 Sept 2022, 4:42 pm

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Volunteers of Manipur Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) and YADA assisted by a team of Lamphel police “with the knowledge” of superintendent of police, Imphal West district seized heroin powder from three different areas of Thangmeiband area by conducting raids, while police arrested five drug peddlers on Wednesday.

BJYM state president M Barish Sharma told the media on Thursday at its state party head office located at Nityaipat Chuthek, Imphal that the raid was conducted by the volunteers of BJYM with support from state police in support of War on Drugs 2.0.

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Sharma said the volunteers of BJYM have been monitoring various suspected areas of Thangmeiband as they have information of smuggling of drugs. He said they conducted raids along with the police team at three different places of Thangmeiband.

During the raid, they seized a total of 309 grams of suspected heroin powder, including the weight of plastic vials, some WY tablets, zolam tablets and others items.

The said drugs were reportedly seized from the residence of Salam Enrick Singh, 22, son of S Gyanendra Singh of Thangmeiband Hijam Keikai; Yumnam Khelemba Singh, 29, son of Y Ibotombi SIngh of Thangmeiband Lourungpural Leikai; Longjam Lingjel, 28, son of L Iboyaima Singh of Thangmeiband Meisnam Leikai; Thangjam Dhanajit Singh, 23, son of Th Ramo Singh of Thangmeiband Hijam Leikai and Yumnam Sunny Singh, 31, son of Yumnam Brojendro Singh of Thangmeiband Lourungpurel Leikai.

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Sharma said collective efforts are needed from local club bodies, individuals in support of state police. Without public support, it will be difficult to root out drugs, he added.

He further said that the BJYM will be continuing similar drives at various places by taking the assistance of SPs of respective districts.

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