Manipur: Four drug peddlers arrested, suspected heroin powder seized

The arrested persons along with the seized items have been handed over to Kakching police station for further investigation.


A team of Kakching district commando arrested four drug peddlers, including two women on two different occasions, and suspected heroin powder were seized from their possession on Friday.

A team of district commando, Kakching along with lady commando arrested one drug peddler at around 7 pm on Friday from Sora Chingjin in front of Sora police outpost, stated Manipur police department in a press release issued by its public relation officer.

The peddler has been identified as one Letmang Haokip alias Mang, 36, son of Songthang Haokip of Saitu Gamphazol sub-division. During examination, 518 grams of suspected heroin powder were recovered from a four wheeler SUV (Mahindra Scorpio) bearing registration number AS01DN 4250, it stated.

The arrested persons along with the seized items have been handed over to Kakching police station for further legal action. A case has been registered in connection with the incident at the same police station, it added.

On the same day at about 7.30 pm, another team of district commando, Kakching along with lady commando personnel arrested three drug peddlers from Wangbal Lamkhai, Kakching district, the release stated.

The peddlers have been identified as one Paomilen Haokip, 35, son of Janthang Haokip of Pangmoul Village Saitu Gamphazol and Neilam Haokip, 43, wife of Lalkhumang Haokip of Pangmoul, Motbung and Lhingkim Haokip, 47, wife of Manglet Haokip of Pangmoul, Motbung.

They were arrested while the suspected heroin powder weighing about 506 grams, being found transported in a SUV (Mahindra Bolero) bearing registration number AS05M 5573 were seized.

The arrested persons along with the seized items have been handed over to Kakching police station for further investigation. In this regard a case has been registered at the same police station.

First Published:June 6, 2021, 12:45 a.m.

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