A drug peddler was arrested and 8.127 kg of suspected brown sugar seized from Tengnoupal police station check post along Indo-Myanmar national highway on Wednesday, police said.
The seized drugs were detected by the Tengnoupal police team from one Shani Joypaul, 29, son of M Shani of Laii village, Senapati District at around 3:30 pm, the police said.
The police team, while conducting frisking and checking in front of the Tengnoupal police station check post along the highway, detained a four-wheeler (Tata Xenon) bearing registration number AS02BC 9238.
On verification, the driver identified himself as Shani and on further checking of the vehicle, 204 soap cases with suspected brown sugar were found. On weighing the suspected drug, it was found to be 8.127 ,kg including the weight of the soap cases.
The seized items along with the arrested person have been handed over to Tengnoupal police station for further action, the police said.
However, the information regarding where the consignment was made and to whom it is to be delivered is yet to be known.