A team of Sugnu police on Thursday arrested a woman and seized 139 grams of suspected heroin number 4 from her possession.
According to sources, the Sugnu police team was conducting a routine patrol at the Zou Veng Village in Kakching district, Manipur around 3 pm. The team spotted two suspicious women who ran away on seeing the police, it stated.
The two women ran into the residence of one Nengsuan Zou, 60, wife of late Pausuan Zou from Zou Veng Village. The police team rushed to the house and detained one woman while the other managed to escape, leaving behind two bags, it added.
It continued that the detained woman identified herself as M Carolyn Chinkholhing Haokip, 22, wife of Lalpi Zou, 23, from T Zoumun Village near Sugnu Pamang Leikai. She identified the other woman who had escaped as Nengsuan Zou, 60, wife of late Pausuan Zou from Zou Veng Village, it stated. She also admitted to supplying heroin to the youths in and around Sugnu, it said.
It maintained that the team arrested the detainee and searched the two bags which were carried by the two women and found 19 tobacco cans containing suspected heroin powder which weighed 139 grams along with Rs 47,330 in cash.
The police seized the items and handed them over to Sugnu police along with the seized items for further legal action, it stated. Efforts are underway to arrest the other women who had escaped from the police, it added.