Tbl/Dmr, July 18 2022: A team of Thoubal district police commandos led by ASP (Ops) O Wangkhomba arrested two people while planning to process heroin from brown sugar on Monday at Lilong Nungei Khunou.
The arrested duo has been identified as Moichingmayum Hasim(27), son of Mohi of Lilong Nungei Khunou and Makakmayum Faruk (22), son of M Ithem of Sikhong Thongthabi.
According to police, the team conducted search at the residence of Hasim around 6.15 and arrested both of them while they were planning to process heroin.
Around 37.73 kg of brown sugar in solid and paste form were seized from the residence during the raid.
The arrested people along with the seized items have been handed over to Lilong police for further necessary action, it added.
In Nagaland’s capital Kohima, a team of Nagaland Police Narcotic Cell intercepted a Guwahati-bound vehicle Ford Figo (AS01AX-4348), which was coming from Lilong, Thoubal district along NH-2 and recovered 143 gm of heroin from the vehicle around 3 am on July 16 .
According to a statement from the Nagaland police, a thorough search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of 11 soap cases containing suspected heroin weighing approximately 143 grams, which were found concealed inside the tripod chamber in the running board of the vehicle.
The police statement also mentioned that the suspected contraband items were duly seized and two occupants of the vehicle identified as Md Maniqur Rahman (25) and Md Warish (25), both residents of Lilong, Thoubal were arrested.
A case has been registered under NDPS Act at Narcotic Cell police station for further investigation.