Two people were aressted and 16 kg of opium seized from their possession near Singngat Police Station in Churachandpur district on Sunday, police sources said.
A team of police from Singnhat PS caught the two persons with opium when they were travelling on a Kenbo bike without a registration number at Zaupi Camp which is located about 15 km from Singngat PS.
The arrested persons have been identified as one Thangbiaklun Guite, 40, son of Nengzamuan and one Nangkhenmang Munluah, 42, son of Khamthang, both from Suangdoh village in Churachandpur district, police said.
The police said about 16 kg opium packed in a gunny bag was seized from their possession. The arrested persons and the seized items were handed over to Singnhat PS for further investigation, the police added.