Two cops among four arrested for peddling drugs, heroin powder seized

The two cops have been suspended and departmental action is being initiated against them.


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Four drug peddlers, including two police personnel, caught with heroin powder were handed over to police by locals of Kyamgei Mamang Leikai on Saturday.

The peddlers have been identified as one Nameirakpam Leimaba Meeitei, 30, son of N Imochouba Meitei of Bashikhong Mamang Leikai; Mainam Raju Singh, 36, son of late M Chaoba Singh of Singjamei Makha Leikai Khongnang Pheidekpi; Md Salam son of Md Kaher of Kyamgei Muslim Awang Leikai and Abdul Khalique, 42, son of Md Abdul Ghani of Kyamgei Awang Leikai, Imphal East, stated a press note issued by the superintendent of police, Imphal East on Sunday.

On Saturday at about 1 pm, one local from Kyamgei Mamang Leikai informed that four persons suspected to be drug traffickers were detained by the locals of Kyamgei Mamang Leikai near Khagemba Macha Ebungo Lai Haraopham.

A team of Irilbung police station rushed to the spot and found during verification that Leimaba and Raju were found to be police personnel presently serving in the Manipur Police department as constable and rifleman respectively.

The police team seized eight vials of suspected heroin powder from Leimaba while another seven vials were seized from Raju. The total weight of the seized suspected heroin powder was about 13 gram approximately. The two cops were arrested on the spot at about 1.30 pm and 1.38 pm respectively.

During examination and disclosure from the two cops, Salam and Abdul were also arrested. Ten grams of suspected heroin powder contained in a reddish plastic bottle, 16 empty vials and a sum of Rs 27,400 (as sales proceed) were seized from the possession of Salam.

Another seven grams of suspected heroin powder contained in a transparent plastic bottle along with six empty vials were seized from the possession of Abdul. A case has been registered at Irilbung Police Station under NDPS Act.

It further mentioned that the two cops have been suspended and departmental action is being initiated against them.

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First Published:May 2, 2021, 10:22 p.m.

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