Manipur: Drugs worth Rs 1.5 cr seized

Imphal, July 23 2022: Following the authorisation of IRB personnel to arrest drug peddlers under War on Drugs 2.0 by the government, a team of 8th India Reserve (CDO) Battalion, Khabeisoi, apprehended a youth along with drugs on Friday.

The arrest further led to seizure of drugs worth Rs 1.5 crore.

The arrested youth has been identified as Md Raj Khan (20) son of Kh Salimuddin of Yairipok Ningthounai Mayai Leikai.

The IRB team seized 510 grams of brown sugar from his possession.

According to police source, the IRB (CDO) team led by its CO N Madhunimai along with personnel of NAB Manipur conducted frisking operation along Thiyam and Waithou roads on Friday from around 4 pm after getting information about transportation of drugs.

The team intercepted Md Raj Khan, who came on a Honda Activa bearing registration number MN06SE 7357. Upon checking, they found the brown sugar inside the toolbox of the vehicle.

During questioning, Raj Khan disclosed that he works under one Md Feroze, son of Md Oli of Yairipok Tulihal Toupokpi.

Soon, the IRB team conducted a raid at the house of Md Feroze and seized another 437 gram of brown sugar, a weighing machine and Rs 1 lakh cash in 500-rupee notes.

However, they could not arrest Md Feroze as he was not at home.

The source said that the drugs seized during the Friday’s operation would worth around Rs 1.5 crore in the international market.

Md Raj Khan along with the seized drugs, money and weighing machine had been handed over to Irilbung police station for initiating further legal actions.

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