Manipur: Illegal drug lab busted, 2 Arrested

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Security forces comprising of a joint team of Thoubal Police Commandos and a column of 26 Assam Rifles busted an “illegal Heroin (Brown Sugar) laboratory on Monday afternoon and recovered contraband drugs worth Rs165.172 crore in international market and items in two different yet related operations.

SP Thoubal Ibomcha Singh, who supervised the operation, as a part of the state police’s war against drugs, while interacting with the media, informed the security forces in the two related operations, had recovered a total of 41.293 kgs of contraband drugs.

The high ranking officer also said upon receiving specific intel input, security forces rushed to the residence of one Ningkhangam Awungshi located at Sada Khumbi Village in Thoubal district where they conducted a search operation.

Searching of the premise led to the discovery of “two large plastic sacks” containing Heroin (Brown Sugar) and other items that are used in manufacturing contraband drugs.

The officer also said “14.316 kg of suspected Brown Sugar” was found to be inside in one of the bag, which has a marking of “Kannaiya Trading Company.”  On the other hand, the other bag, with the marking “white crystal sugar” was found to contain “26.305 of suspected Brown Sugar.”

Later, based on the revelation of the arrested man, the team also rushed to the residence of Wungreingam Awungshi, who is the sibling of the arrested person, from where two other large sacks were also found, the SP (Thoubal) remarked.

Inspection revealed items used in manufacturing contraband drugs that included “one bottle of ammonium chloride weighing 50 grams” along with “10 liters of morphine liquid” were also discovered.

Ibomcha also told Pratidin Time that “all the seized items were used in the manufacturing of illegal contraband drugs.”

Additionally, Rs. 2.8 lakhs in cash presumed to be proceeds from the sale of the contraband drugs and 502 grams of contraband drugs were also discovered.

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