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Manipur police seizes heroin worth Rs 25 crores, 2 arrested

First Published: 12th January, 2023 20:31 IST

The arrested duo are from Manipur but they were driving a vehicle with Tripura registation

Reported by Donald Sairem

In a major crackdown on drugs, Manipur police arrested two drug peddlers and seized heroin worth Rs 25 crore from them. The arrested persons have been identified as Ngamboi Haokip (30) of Churachandpur and Thangminlen Kipgen, (32) of Saikul, Kangpokpi district of Manipur.

Police sources said that a combined team of Kangpokpi district police consisting of Kangpokpi PS, Gamnom Saparmeina PS and Leimakhong PS arrested the duo from the inter village road leading to Leimakhong PS junction yesterday.

Speaking to media this evening at Kangpokpi SP office, SP Th. Vikramjit said that the combined team carried out intensive frisking and checking at around 11:30 am yesterday at the Inter-village road leading to Leimakhong -PS junction and stopped one vehicle on suspicion. During checking of the vehicle, the police found 100 soap cases with the drugs.
Interestingly, the vehicle from which the heroin was seized, had Tripura registration number.
When Northeast Live asked about the possibility of the duo being members of inter-state drug cartel, the SP said that it is too early to comment and investigation is on.

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