Manipur Police arrested four accused persons for illicit trafficking of suspected heroin powder contained in 139 soap caps weighing about approximately 1.8 kg from Tera Urak Crossing, Bishnupur District under Bishnupur PS.
Two teams, led by SI Ph Sunil Singh and Havildar Th Basanta Singh, along with one team of Bishnupur police station under the command of DSP CDO-II and OC-CDO BPR seized the items while conducting frisking/checking at Tera Urak crossing at around 9.30 am on Monday.
During the checking, one white-coloured Bolero bearing regd. No NL 07C9016 and one light-brown i10 without a registration number were detained for checking on spot verification and checking.
Reports said that while checking, the driver of the Bolero identified himself as Md. Sahidur (28), son of Md Ithem of Kwakta Ward No. 4, Bishnupur district and the occupant as Md Samir Khan, son Md Nijir Khan of Kwakta Ward No. 4 and the driver of the i10 car as Md Imtiyas Khan (18), son of Md Tamijur Rahaman of Hayel Labuk Mayai, Thoubal district and the occupant as Md Nasir (19), son Md Shamsuruddin of Kwakta ward no. 6 Bishnupur district.
On checking the Bolero, a total of 139 soap caps weighing about 1.8 kgs (approx), containing suspected Heroin powder were found hidden in different parts of the Bolero. The arrested persons and seized substances were handed over to Bishnupur police station for further investigation. The seized contraband is valued at around Rs 2.6 crore in the international market. A case has been registered for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the Manipur police control room, in a press release on Monday, said that a combined team of security forces and Forest Department carried out poppy destruction of about 30 acres of poppy plantation at Mullam and Shongphel hill ranges under Litan PS.
A total of 142 Nakas/Checkpoints were installed in different Districts of Manipur, both in the hill and the valley and Police detained 158 persons in connection with violations in different districts of the State, it added.
Appeal is made to the general public not to believe in rumours and be aware of false videos. Any circulation of unfounded videos etc may be confirmed from the rumour free number - 9233522822 of Central Control room. Further, an appeal is made to the public to return the looted arms, ammunition and explosives to the police or nearest security forces immediately.