The police and AR team found the explosive during a cordon search in Kongba Bazar area at 10 am Monday.
At least three vehicles which were parked at the courtyard were damage during the incident.
Flight passengers arriving in Imphal East district must proceed to the district Testing Centre mentioned in the e-pass for mandatory COVID-19 testing from Saturday onwards.
A release by publicity and propaganda in charge of People Task Force For COVID-19(PTFC-19), M. Angamba Meitei stated that Narendra Ningomba made the statement while speaking as a resource person at COVID-19 awareness programme at Lamlai on Sunday.
Police said that the accused was arrested along with the drugs from the Tri junction of Thiyam Road, Imphal East at about 3.10 pm.
Fearing community transmission in view of the alleged sluggish nature of response from the concerned authority, localities in and around the epicenter have taken up strict containment measures themselves to prevent the spread of the disease.