A combined team of district commando Imphal East along with Porompat Police Station arrested two drug peddlers while heroin powder was seized from their possession on Saturday.
The arrested persons have been identified as one Md Rafi, 35, son of late Md Chaoba from Lilong Maning Tairen Makhong and Md Abdul Sahir alias Sanoi, 27, son of late Md Abdul Mantalip from Lilong Tairen Makhong, Thoubal district.
A police report stated that the combined team around 9 pm on Saturday conducted frisking and checking in and around Kshetrigao Sabal Leikai, Imphal East.
During the activity one car (Chevrolet Beat white in colour bearing registration number MNO6LB-9603) was seen coming from the opposite direction and it tried to flee from the team. On seeing the suspicious nature, the team immediately stopped the car and the driver (Rafi) was detained for verification.
On verification, the driver disclosed his identity as Rafi. On thorough checking of the vehicle, the team detected one black colour plastic polythene bag concealed beneath the gear lever of the car.
On opening the black coloured plastic polythene, 4 soap cases were found which contained suspected Heroin powder. On enquiry, the said person disclosed that the said soap cases contained Heroin weighing about 13 grams each. On weighing, the said powder weighed 48 grams (without the container).
The detected suspected heroin powder; one mobile phone and the car was seized from the possession of Rafi. On preliminary interrogation at the spot, Rafi stated that he bought the said drugs from one Abdul.
In the follow up action, the combined team detained Abdul from his residence and both the persons were arrested.
The arrested persons along with the seized items have been handed over to Porompat Police Station for further necessary legal action.