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Manipur intensifies crackdown on drugs: 2 lady peddlers arrested

Three soap cases containing suspected heroin powder tucked in a lady’s handbag, 2 mobile phones, and Rs 10,530 cash were seized.

In a massive breakthrough, a team of Churachandpur police in Manipur arrested two lady drug peddlers loitering around Kamdou Veng, Tuibong.

Based on specific inputs received, the police including lady constables rushed to the spot and after obtaining permission conducted a full body search of the drug peddlers.

After, thorough checking, three soap cases containing suspected heroin powder tucked in a lady’s handbag, 2 mobile phones, and Rs 10,530 cash were seized.

The two drug peddlers were identified as Niangdeikim aged 23 years and Niangsiammuan Zou aged 26 years both residents of Thingkhangphai village.

During follow-up action, the police rushed to the Niangsiammuan’s house at Thingkangphai and detected one more Soap case containing heroin powder from the rack of the bed.

The soap cases and other items were seized under a seizure memo in presence of independent witnesses.

Meanwhile, the arrested persons along with the seized items were brought to the Churachandpur PS and a case has been registered against the two persons for investigation.

And the war on drugs continues on a mission mode in the Jiribam district of Manipur, the Jiribam Police seized 197.4 kgs of ganja on Wednesday.

As per inputs, a police team of the narcotic cell was conducting a frisking operation at a check gate when they stopped a Manipur-registered truck coming from Silchar. Upon thorough checking, the police personnel recovered the contraband.

Meanwhile, three persons have been taken into custody for a period of 7 days, and the seized contraband has been handed over to the Jiribam police.

First Published: 5th May, 2022 12:36 IST

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