In an effort towards drug and crime free Manipur, a combined team of Tulihal battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles and Thoubal district commandos along with Anjuman, a local anti-drug organization arrested five persons along with contraband drugs during an operation at Lilong Haorebi Turel Ahanbi under Thoubal District, Assam Rifles sources said.
The arrest and seizure was made on Monday evening, PRO Assam Rifles said.
The alleged ‘drug peddlers’ have been identified as Md Kaimullah alias Mani (30), Md Habibullah (42), Md Abdul Noor (27), Md Farooque (31), Md Nazaj Khan alias Afon.
The recovered contraband items included 93 WY tablets, 100 N10 tablets, 3800 SP capsules, one bottle of Codonz syrup, 15 grams of No 4 Drug Heroin.
The value of the seized contraband items is assessed to be worth Rs 1,38,650. Two stolen scooters, 19 mobile phones and cash of Rs 21,626 was also found and seized.
In a separate operation, the Tulihal Battalion, a combined team of Battalion along with Thoubal district Commandos also apprehended another individual Md Imtiyal Khan alias Imtiyal (28) from Lilong Haorebi Turel Ahanbi, Thoubal District and one 9 mm pistol along with magazine was recovered from him on Wednesday morning.
The individual on interrogation revealed that he was involved in purchasing and selling of illegal arms.
All apprehended individuals have been handed over to the police and a case has been registered with the Lilong Police Station for further investigation, the source added.
On the other hand, the Churachandpur district police seized 24 kg of opium from Thingkangphai area of Churachandpur district at around 10 am on Wednesday.
According to police sources, a police team checked a vehicle plying from Singat to Lamka town and on suspicion brought the driver to Churachandpur police station and found the consignment of opium.
The arrested person has been identified as one L Khaipu Ngaihte(32), son of Kaihenthang of Hiangtam Khunou, Singngat sub-division. The seized opium is estimated to be worth Rs 26 lakh, police source claimed.
One mobile handset, one foreign motorcycle (Kenbo-Canda 125 cc), on EPIC card bearing number GMD0156390, wallet with Rs 670 and a packet of Topaz blade were recovered from the arrested person, it added.
A case has been registered and investigation is going on, it added.