Thoubal police arrested the drug peddlers at Lilong Ningthikhong Road
IFP Editorial: The shift of poppy cultivation in areas of Manipur could have been a direct fallout of the diminishing trend in the Golden Triangle and Myanmar. Yet, if all of the hills are under poppy cultivation, it would only be a tiny fraction of the global drug production.
IFP Editorial: Merely rewarding policemen for seizure of drugs and couriers is not enough. The main focus should be on investigation of the drugs which found its way into the hands of the law-enforcing agencies and in finding out who are the powerful patrons or drug-lords behind this lucrative business.
The arrested persons have been identified as Satminlun Kipgen,24, son of Zangkholen of T Nampao Village, Chakpikarong, Chandel District, and Seikholen Haokip, 19,son of Nghankhojang of Khonomphai Village, Moreh.
The HC issued the order four days after the Special Judge ND&PS Thoubal cancelled an order of the same court that granted bail to accused Md. Kyaw Kyaw Naing alias Abdul Rahim, on January 28, 2020.
On November 3, 2018, Chief Minister N Biren Singh too had declared “war on drugs”. He hoped that the state government and the security forces would strictly look into drug users and initiate stringent action against drug trafficking and peddling.