Thoubal district police seize cigarettes

The arrested person along with the seized items was being handed over to SP Custom Preventive Force Pallel Manipur for further necessary action


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Thoubal District Police under the supervision of SP Thoubal S Ibomcha seized a large number of cigarettes of different brands from various parts of the district on Thursday. 

As per police sources, a team of Yairipok Police Station acting on a specific information, conducted frisking and checking at Yairipok Wangkhem area near Yairipok Universal College on Thursday Morning.

During the checking, the police team detained one A Star car maroon in color bearing registration number MN04P/1555, containing five carton boxes of WIN cigarettes containing 50 packets each. 

As a follow up action, a combined team of Yairipok Police led by SDPO Yairipok K Dhananjoi and officer in charge inspector Md Riyajuddin rushed to the house of one Laishram Brojen Singh, 51, son of Late L Rabei Singh of Yairipok Wangkhem Mayai Leikai who is the owner of the car and conducted a house search. 

Eight carton boxes of WIN cigarettes containing 50 packets each and 70 packets were seized.

Furthermore, the cigarette items and the involved A Star car were formally seized and Laishram Brojen,the owner of the WIN cigarettes was arrested.

The arrested person along with the seized items was being handed over to SP Custom Preventive Force Pallel Manipur for further necessary action, the source added. 

Meanwhile, acting on specific information, at around 10 am on Thursday, teams of Thoubal Commando conducted frisking and checking at Phanjakhong under Nongpok Sekmai Police Station area near Laikon.

The Commando teams detained one four wheeler, Safari blue in colour bearing registration number AS23J 0776 and was searched properly, continued the police source. 

During search, 6,600 packets of ‘Gudang Garam’ International Cigarette containing 660 packets each were found. Further,  two persons namely Phungmi Mungkul, 41, son of Barnabas Mungkung and Ramnganing Khungup ,26, son of late Yaesheng Hungyo of Nambashi Khullen Village, Kamjong district were detained.

Furthermore, the cigarette items and the involved Safari car were formally seized and the owners of the ‘Gudang Garam’ cigarettes were arrested.

The arrested persons along with the seized items were being handed over to Nongpok Sekmai Police Station for further necessary action.   

Similarly, at around 11am of the same day, a team of Nongpok Sekmai Police Station under the supervision of its OC Inspector Premkumar mangang conducted frisking and checking at Yairipok Mayai keithel road near Kakmayai Lamkhai.

Two DI TATA bearing registration number MN07D 2082 driven by Md Hesam ,44, son of late Md Abdul Sattar of Shikhong Khunou and MN 07D 1113 driven by Md Abdul Hassim ,46, son of  Md Abdullah of the same locality were detained. The vehicles were loaded with 800 packets of WIN cigarettes and 9,120 packets of Godzilla, Anti Mosquito coils respectively.

The police team arrested the two drivers and seized the above articles along with the two DI TATA from the spot by observing necessary formalities.   

The arrested persons along with the seized items are being handed over to SP Custom Preventive Force Pallel Manipur for further necessary action, said the source.

 

First Published:March 26, 2021, 2:37 a.m.

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