As part of Manipur’s War on Drugs 2.0, a team of Kakching police arrested a woman and seized 932 grams of suspected heroin powder contained inside 70 soap cases from her possession at Langmeidong police outpost gate around 7.30 am on Friday.
According to sources, while conducting random frisking and checking at Langmeidong police outpost gate, the police team led by Kakching commando unit OC subedar S Birla Singh and assisted by HC Kh Shyamsunder Singh under the supervision of additional SP Ops Kakching Binoy Chongtham and the overall supervision of Kakching SP Shrey Vats, seized the illicit items from one passenger traveling in a bus coming from the direction of Sugnu.
It continued that the owner of the bag from which the illicit items were seized, was identified as one Lamjaneng Khongsai, 38, daughter of late Khatlim from Sugnu Tribal in Kakching district. “Initially Lamjaneng resisted the police team from opening her blue-coloured bag, which raised suspicion. With the help of a lady co-passenger, the team opened the bag and found 70 soap cases containing suspected heroin powder which weighed 932 grams,” it added.
It also maintained that the team arrested Lamjaneng and upon interrogation, she revealed that the drugs were supposed to be delivered to a person near Kakching auto parking. She also gave the contact number of the person, it added. Subsequently, two teams of Kakching commando led by havaldar N Chaoba and HC Kh Umakanta rushed to the area and conducted a cordon and search operation and detained one suspected person Md Anjar, 32, son of Md Abdul Kalam from Sora Maning Leikai, as his contact number matched with the one that Lamjaneng gave, it continued.
“Abdul disclosed that he had received a consignment of 25 soap cases from Lamjaneng earlier in January and that he was supposed to receive the seized items from her as well,” the sources maintained.
It also stated that the police team also arrested Md Anjar around 11.5 am at Kakching auto parking. The arrested persons and the seized items were handed over to Waikhong police station for further necessary legal action, it added.