Sunday, August 25, 2019

International drug lord from Myanmar held from Imphal Airport

Imphal: Despite crackdowns against illicit drugs by government agencies in Manipur, trafficking of contraband goods goes undeterred and is on upward trend in Manipur.
In the latest crackdown against the illicit drugs, Manipur police seized 40 lakh tablets of suspected WY (World is Yours) on Friday night. The drugs are valued around Rs 400 crore in the international market.
Thoubal district police has seized the 40 lakh tablets of suspected WY which they put the value in the international market at Rs 400 crore. The police were assisted by local youth clubs and women bodies in the seizure of the contraband item along with three persons.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Thoubal district SP, Dr S Ibomcha Singh said that the contraband item was seized by a combined team of the district police and two additional teams of police commandos with the assistance of members of Phoudel Keirambi Youth Club, Phoudel Keirambi and Panthoibi Women Welfare Association and Phoudel Keirambi.

 The drugs were found carrying in a Tata 207 DI vehicle  which was intercepted by the security forces along with the members of the local youth club and women organisations, the police officer said. He added that they detained the vehicle which was found in a very suspicious manner on the inter-village road (IVR) at Phoudel Keirambi Mathak Leikai.
The police officer then said that the vehicle along with the driver later identified as Mohammad Hussain (35), son of Zakir Hussain of Thoubal Wangkhem Muslim Leikai was brought to Thoubal police station for proper verification. Upon checking, the police detected 40 lakh of suspected WY drugs weighing around 400 kg. The contraband items were found carrying concealed inside the carpet rolls. Twenty packets each of the contraband items were found concealed in neatly prepared grooves inside the rolled carpet and each packet was found containing 2000 WY tablets.
24/08/19 Newmai News Network/The Morung Express
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