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.
The arrested cop identified as MD Mujibur Rahman has been working as Manipur Police head constable posted in Tamenglong district.
Three drug smugglers were arrested by police during frisking and checking of the passers-by along Tiddim road at about 3 am.
The arrested person and the seized cash totalling Rs 6,29400 were taken to Churachandpur PS.
Opium worth Rs 4,22,25,000 crore in the international market and Rs 19.85 lakh cash were seized from the house of one person by the Imphal West Police on Saturday.
About 4.10 kilogram of opium was seized from the peddler.
The event known as ‘All Communities Convention for a Pledge Against Illegal Poppy Plantation’ was organised at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre by Meitei Leepun in association with the apex bodies of these 33 communities under the supervision of the chief minister.
Located about 30 km North from Manipur's Ukhrul district headquarter, Peh villagers voluntarily destroyed a poppy in their village without any support from the state police department.
Poppy plantation in Tengnoupal was destroyed as a part of the government's war on drugs.
About 70 acres of illegal poppy plants grown at the Maharani hill range were destroyed on Friday.
A team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) arrested the woman with 10 kg opium along Molenphai Vengsung Road near Molenphai Market at around 12.10 pm.
A case has been registered at Moirang-PS
A total of 150 houses were searched and about 400 persons including 10 bailout persons were verified.
A statement issued by NAB said the AR jawan has been identified as Swarnjeet Singh, 34, son of (L) Baldep Singh of Kasihill, Amritsar.
The arrested persons along with the seizures have been handed over to Sugnu police station for further necessary action.
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.