Imphal: Continuing its war against drugs, the Manipur police on Monday made a huge recovery of drugs in Imphal East and arrested two peddlers. In what can be termed as one of the most successful drug-bust by State Police as a part of ‘War on Drugs’ campaign of Manipur Government, Imphal East Police seized heroin worth Rs 60 lakh in the international market.
Two drug peddlers Ayazuddin Chemsa and Md Abdullah Khan were arrested along with heroin powder at Hatta Golapati, Imphal East on Monday late at night, police sources said.
The two drug peddlers Ayazuddin Chesam, 37, son of late Amu Chesam of Sora Makha Leikai and one Md Abdullah Khan, 27, son of late Abdul Khan of Sekmaijin Thongkhong Bazar, both from Kakching district, Superintendent of Police, Imphal East, N Herojit told the media.
The anti-narcotics team of Manipur police detained the two at Hata Golapati area near Public Hospital.
SP N Herojit further added that 40 soap cases containing heroin powder were found from their possession. Each soap case weighed around 15 grams and one gram of heroin was worth around Rs 15,000 in the international market, he said.
The arrested two and the seized drugs were handed over to Porompat police station for further investigation. It should be mentioned that the Manipur police has arrested many drug peddlers and seized drugs worth rupees several crores. Out of these arrested peddlers, a large numbers of peddlers are Muslim and they have connections with drugs rackets across the country.
Recently a Muslim drug peddler from Thoubal dristrct of Manipur were arrested by Guwahati police. The arrested peddler Rashid Ahmed is a member of a huge racket, which transmits drugs from Myanmar via Manipur to several states of India. This racket is also involved in fake Indian currency notes circulation through an International racket working from Bangladesh.