Three arrested; suspected drugs, imported tobacco items seized in Thoubal

A team of district police commando, Bishnupur seized 46 boxes of suspected heroin weighing about 644 grams during a search operation.


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Three persons were arrested and suspected heroin (Number 4) and foreign-made tobacco products were seized from their possessions on two different occasions, police sources said.

A team of district police commando, Bishnupur seized 46 boxes of suspected heroin weighing about 644 grams during a search operation. The search operation was conducted Thursday at about 5 am following a tip-off from a reliable source that a large consignment of the heroin was going to be transported from Sangaiyumpham to Churachandpur area in an i20 car.

The police team conducted the search operation at the residence of one Md Ibungo, 33, son of Md Amadali, located at Sangaiyumpham Nungphou Bazaar Mamang Leikai of Thoubal district.

During the search operation, one i20 car, silver in colour without any registration number was found parked in the house compound. The suspected heroin was found concealed inside the body chassis of the said car.

Ibungo was arrested by the police team led by sub-inspector Jhonny and Gyanendra under the supervision of the additional superintendent of police (Ops), Bishnupur.

The arrested persons along with the seizures, including one white Activa, have been handed over to the Thoubal police station for further necessary action.

Meanwhile, a combined team of district commando, Thoubal and a team of Nongpok-Sekmai police station seized imported foreign tobacco items during frisking at Shikhong Khunou on Wednesday at about 5 pm.

The items were recovered from the possession of one Md Firoj Khan, 52, son of late Md Jalamad of and Md Shahidur Rahaman, 46, son of late Md Wahek both from Shikhong Khunou, which were being carried in two Tata trucks bearing registration number MN 05C- 1081 and NL 01K- 7821.

The police team also seized 159 carton boxes of DUNHILL cigarette Tobacco of London Ltd., 96 carton boxes of Win, 57 carton boxes of Ruili River foreign cigarette made from a special blend of finest Virginia Tobacco, 56 carton boxes of  Gudang Garam made in Indonesia, 70 carton boxes of Djarum Black 20 MYA made in Kudus, Indonesia and 70 carton boxes of ESSE cigarette made in Korea from their possession.

The two detained persons along with the seized items will be handed over to the Superintendent of Customs Preventive Force, Pallel.

First Published:Nov. 26, 2020, 4:22 p.m.

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