A joint team of 5 JAK Rifles and Thoubal district police commandos along with the volunteers of two civil organisations All Lilong Anti Drug Association (ALADA) and a women-based organization Anti Social Preventive Organisation (ASPO) seized contraband items worth Rs 1.5 Lakhs from an individual at Lilong Haorebi Turel Ahanbi in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Tuesday night.
“The main accused Md Indur Rehman fled from the scene however his wife Sultana alias Mumtaz (35) was apprehended with drugs and some ammunition during the search of their house,” PRO Assam Rifles said in a press release on Wednesday.
“The recovered contraband items include 185 SP Capsules, 124 WY (World is Yours) Tablets, 98 N (Nitrosun) 10 Tablets, 22 Bottles of Codonz Syrup, 211 grams of contraband ganja, 15 grams of Number 4 drug heroine and three 9mm live rounds were also found and seized. The value of the seized contraband items is assessed to be worth Rs 1.5 Lakhs.”
A case has been registered at Lilong Police Station and investigation is going on.
Police department, the district administration, Narcotic Affairs of Border and Narcotics Control Bureau have undertaken widespread drive against narcotics drugs besides destroying the illegal cultivation of the poppy plants in the interiors of the state.
The steps are being taken after the state chief minister N Biren Singh expressed concern over the drug menace in the state of Manipur in the recent past.