One arrested, contraband cigarettes seized at Yairipok

The arrested person along with the seized items were handed over to SP Custom Preventive Force Pallel, Manipur for further action.


A man was arrested and huge amount of WIN cigarettes and a car were seized during a search operation by a team of Yairipok Police under the supervision of SP Thoubal, S Ibomcha at Yairipok Wangkhem area.

Following a tip off, the police team conducted frisking and checking operations at Yairipok Wangkhem area near Yairipok Universal College on Thursday Morning, police sources said.

The police team detained a A Star maroon colour car bearing registration number MN04P/1555 and carrying five carton boxes of WIN cigarettes with 50 petti each. 

Later, as a follow-up action, a combined team of Yairipok Police led by SDPO Yairipok, K Dhananjoi and Officer in Charge, Inspector Md Riyajuddin conducted a house search at the residence of Laishram Brojen Singh, 51, son of late L Rabei Singh of Yairipok Wangkhem and unearthed eight more cartoon boxes of WIN cigarettes containing 50 petti each and 70 numbers of petti.

The cigarette items and the A Star car were seized and the man in possession of the WIN cigarettes was arrested. The arrested person along with the seized items were handed over to SP Custom Preventive Force Pallel, Manipur for further action, the sources added.

First Published:March 25, 2021, 6:43 p.m.

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