Updated 14 Jun 2022, 7:21 pm
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Tuesday handed over a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh to Superintendent of Police, Kangpokpi district, Amrita Sinha for seizing a large amount of drugs by Kangpokpi Police team on May 9 and June 10.
Biren said that the reward has been given to Kangpokpi Police in appreciation of their dedication and commitment towards uprooting the drugs menace from the state, by conducting search operations at various areas of the district.
The chief minister said that the district police also took a crucial role in destroying poppy cultivation across the district. He mentioned that the state government would continue to reward police personnel who sincerely perform their duties.
Director general of police P Doungel said the two incidents of seizing large amounts of drugs on May 9 and June 10 by the team of Kangpokpi Police boosted the morale of the Police Force as well as the War on Drugs Campaign.
He stressed on the importance of drug seizure at Imphal-Mao highway, and pointed out that the illegal drugs coming from Myanmar and other districts go outside the state through the said highway.
He congratulated the Kangpokpi Police under the leadership of SP Amrita Sinha for carrying out such commendable work and giving strength to the meaning of War on Drugs and wished for more success in the future.
It may be mentioned that on May 9, a police team of Kangpokpi Police Station led by SI Hemjamang Khongsai and SI Raju Singh under the direct instruction of officer in charge, Kangpokpi Police Station and overall supervision of SP, Kangpokpi Amrita Sinha, ASP(Law and Order) Tholu Rocky, ASP (Ops) Abul Kalam, DSP (GSPM) Sheimang Khongsai seized a total of 212 soap cases containing suspected Heroine No 4.
The seized drugs weighed 2.131 kg approximately and valued about Rs 63 lakh in the local market, which would be valued around Rs 31 crore in the international market.
In another incident on June 10, the Kangpokpi Police team seized 181 soap cases suspected to be containing Heroine No 4, weighing 2.140 kg valued about Rs 54 lakh in the national market which will be valued around Rs 27 crore in the international market.
Senior police officials were also present when the Kangpokpi Police team was rewarded the Chief Minister’s Secretariat. (DIPR)
First published:14 Jun 2022, 4:51 pm
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