Heroin worth Rs 60 lakh seized, two drug peddlers arrested in Imphal East
The arrested two and the seized drugs were handed over to Porompat police station for further investigation, police said.
Two drug peddlers were arrested along with heroin powder worth around Rs 60 lakh in the international market at Hatta Golapati, Imphal East at around 3.40 am Monday, police sources said.
The two drug peddlers were identified as one Ayajuddin Chesam, 37, son of late Amu Chesam of Sora Makha Leikai and one Md Abdullah Khan, 27, son of late Abdul Khan of Sekmaijin Thongkhong Bazar, both from Kakching district, Superintendent of Police, Imphal East, N Herojit told reporters.
The commando team detained the two at Hata Golapati area near Public Hospital from one auto rickshaw bearing registration number MN-02B/6083, Herojit said.
The SP said that 40 soap cases containing heroin powder were found in the vehicle, and one mobile phone was recovered from their possession. Each soap case weighed around 15 grams and one gram of heroin was worth around Rs 10,000 in the international market, he said.
The arrested two and the seized drugs were handed over to Porompat police station for further investigation, the police official added.