In a big breakthrough, police in the Churachandpur district of Manipur have apprehended a suspect concealing a large quantity of opium and poppy seeds in milk packets and plastic bags. Jampao Haokip (56), the accused, was detained in K Salemphai village with 2,216 kg of opium and 4,4 kg of poppy seeds.
The opium was placed in a packet of Everyday powder milk, while the poppy seeds were in a white plastic bag, according to the authorities. The use of opium and poppy seeds is outlawed by the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985. Therefore this seizure is significant.
In another incident, the municipal police in Imphal intercepted a shipment of narcotics worth around Rs 4 lakhs that was smuggled from Delhi to Imphal through the city’s street markets. A pharmacy in Imphal was raided on Friday afternoon, and the authorities recovered around 9,000 pills labeled as Paracetamol on the outside and M 10 tablets when the packages were opened.
The narcotics were seized when the police apprehended a suspected smuggler in Lilong, some 11 kilometers from Imphal. According to the police, he was detained when the owner of Kharsa Medicos in Imphal filed a complaint with the City police station.
In addition, the police confiscated 929 grams of brown sugar packaged in 30 soap containers from the Moreh Nepali Basti neighborhood on Thursday at 3.45 p.m. during a surprise frisking operation.
The police noted that all the apprehended individuals charged under the ND&PS Act had been sent to the respective police stations along with the confiscated materials.