A retired Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Manipur was arrested by the Narcotic and Affairs of Border (NAB) Police of the State on Saturday for his alleged involvement in smuggling of drugs.
The accused retired DSP, who had also served in the NAB police has been remanded to the custody of NAB Police for seven days for further investigation.
The accused has been identified as Abdul Latif, 63, a resident of Dewlaland Kabow Leikai in Imphal West district.
The retired police officer was arrested after one Manzil Ahmed Laskar who is in police custody named him of involving in the drug racket.
Manzil Ahmed was arrested after he was apprehended by 23 Assam Rifles, posted at Kaimai of Tousem in Tamenglong on April 10 along with 11.34 kg of one lakh ‘World is Yours’ (WY) tablets.
The WY drug was found inside a cruiser vehicle bearing registration number AS 11 AC-6710.
Manzil Ahmed, 30, is the son of one Jamir Uddin Laskar of Uttar Lalpani in Cachar district of Assam.
Subsequently, the NAB lodged a case under ND&PS Act and started an investigation which led to the arrest of the DSP.