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Manipur: Three arrested; sandalwood, heroin powder seized

While a team of Bishnupur district commandos seized around 160 kg of sandalwood and detained one person at around 8:30 am Thursday, a team of Imphal East district commandos along with district police seized 2.22 kg heroin powder and arrested two drug peddlers at around 1:30 pm from Khabam Lamkhai, Imphal East district on Wednesday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 26 May 2022, 4:14 pm

(Photo: IFP)
(Photo: IFP)

Three people were arrested in two separate incidents following seizures of 160 kg sandalwood and 2.22 kg heroin powder from the possession of the arested person.

While a team of Bishnupur district commandos seized around 160 kg of sandalwood and detained one person at around 8:30 am Thursday, a team of Imphal East district commandos along with district police seized 2.22 kg heroin powder and arrested two drug peddlers at around 1:30 pm from Khabam Lamkhai, Imphal East district on Wednesday.

The incident in Bishnupur took place when a commando team, while performing normal duty at Ngangkha-Lawai near an oil pump along Tiddim Road, detained one A-Star car bearing registration number HR26AV-7357 for verification.

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During verification and checking of the car, four different packets, containing sandalwood with a total weight around 160 kg, were detected. The boxes were seized at the spot.

The owner-cum-driver of the car, identified as Md Hussain Ahamad Choudhury, 31, son of Haji Tahamatullah Choudhury of Kwakta Bazaar, along with the seized goods, have been handed over to District Forest Officer for taking further necessary action.

Meanwhile, the arrested persons of the Imphal East incident have been identified as one Abhinash Koli, 30, son of Pasuram Koli of Mantripukhri Devi Lane (Driver) and one Sagar Sharma, 18, son of Deepak sharma of Kanglatombi durga Mandir presently staying at Senapati Wokha bazaar.

Police reported that acting on a specific input, the police team, along with district commando, detained one truck bearing registration number MN06T 1820 at Khabam Lamkhai near Sushma Photo Studio for verification.

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After adhering to procedures and in the presence of district magistrate and gazetted officer, 176 soap cases of suspected heroin powder weighing about 2.228 kg were found which were concealed inside a spare tyre of the said truck.

Both the occupants of the vehicles were arrested and the detected items were also seized at the spot by observing necessary formalities.

The arrested persons along with the seizures have been handed over to Heingang police station for further necessary actions.

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First published:26 May 2022, 4:11 pm

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