Imphal, June 23 2022: Altogether 50 soap cases containing heroin (No 4) worth Rs 14.76 lakh in local market and Rs 1.47 crore in international market were seized from an individual by Kakching police commandos.
A joint team of Kakching district commandos, Pallel police station and lady commandos carried out a checking and frisking exercise at Pallel police station gate today.
In the course of the exercise, one Hyundai i10 Magna ( grey colour) coming from Pallel side was signalled to stop for checking but the vehicle tried to escape by speeding away.
However, the police and commando teams together managed to stop the vehicle a short distance away at Leimanai Chingjin check-post, Kakching SP Shri Shrey Vats told media persons.
On spot verification, the driver was identified as one Thangminlal Haokip (22) s/o Lhunkhopao Haokip of Yangoubung village, Moreh, Tengnoupal district.
On searching the vehicle, 50 soap cases containing 671 grams of heroin powder were detected by the police.
Hence driver/drug peddler Thangminlal Haokip was arrested on spot and the heroin powder was seized.
Thangminlal Haokip and the heroin powder seized from his possession were handed over to Kakching police station for taking up necessary legal action under the ND&PS Act, the SP said.