Manipur CM Biren announces reward for police team that busted ‘brown sugar’ manufacturing unit

A police team on Wednesday busted a drug manufacturing unit at Yairipok in Thoubal district and seized huge quantity of suspected brown sugar and opium worth Rs 90 crore in the international market.


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Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has announced Rs 10 lakh reward for the police team that busted a drug manufacturing unit at Yairipok in Thoubal district and seized huge quantity of suspected brown sugar and opium worth Rs 90 crore in the international market.

 “Zero tolerance for anyone involved with illicit drugs. A team of Manipur Police, District Administration and volunteers destroyed a Brown Sugar manufacturing unit at Yairipok. Recovered 3 bags of suspected Brown Sugar weighing 40kg,” Biren tweeted late Wednesday.

A team of Manipur Police on Wednesday busted an opium and brown sugar manufacturing unit run by a policeman at his residence at Yairipok Tulihal Awang Leikai in Thoubal district at 1.30 am Wednesday.

The policeman, who has been identified as one Md Mujibur Rahman, 42, son of late Md Fazal Khan of Yairipok Tulihal Awang Leikai, was arrested along with another person. Mujibur has been working as Manipur police head constable posted in Tamenglong district.

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During the operation, the police team seized three bags of suspected brown sugar weighing 40 kg and 11 bags of opium (kanni) weighing 430 is worth around Rs 90 crore in the international market, said Superintendent of Police, Imphal East, N Herojit told reporters in Imphal.

One police ID card; one keypad Nokia phone black in colour; one empty LPG gas cylinder; one gas burner; one aluminium tub; one aluminium dekshi (pot); one small aluminium dekshi; one sintex blue in colour (300 litre); two brite 200 litre; one brite (100 litre); two immersion rod; four empty plastic bottles of ammonium chloride; two plastic bottles of ammonium chloride (1kg each)  and one four wheeler (Bolero) bearing registration number MN07D-3311 silver in colour were also seized from the possession of Mujibur, the SP informed.

The police official said that the seized four-wheeler has a sticker of NHIDCL (National Highway and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited) and below written as ‘On Govt. Duty’ on the left side of the windshield.

On further examination, Mujibur disclosed to the police that the drugs were manufactured by him and one Md Hero of Thoubal Moijing is the distributor of the refined brown sugar and one Md Firoj of Yairopok Tulihal Toubokpi looks into the transportation of the raw materials. Following the disclosure by Mujibur, Md Firoj (19), son of Md Oli of Yairipok Tulihal Toupokpi was also arrested from his residence along with one smart phone at about 2.30 am same day.

The arrested persons along with the seizures have been handed over to officer-in-charge, Andro police station for further necessary action, the senior police official said, adding that necessary legal action will be taken up after informing the parent posting area of the policeman.

First Published:Sept. 2, 2021, 10:06 a.m.

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