Manipur police on Tuesday seized drugs worth Rs 13 crores in three separate drug busts across the state.
The operations were conducted in association with other security agencies. 52 soap cases containing suspected brown sugar were seized in the first takeover. The seized drugs weighed around 2.1 kilograms with a market value of Rs 4.24 crores.
One person named W Mathuhema from Manipur’s Senapati district was arrested for possession of the narcotics.
In the second seizure, 55 soap cases containing brown sugar, weighing 2.29 kilograms were seized by Manipur police, The total seizure amounted to around Rs 4.58 crores.
Police arrested two people named H Wilson and Solomon from the Senapati district in connection with the recovery.
The operation was jointly conducted Tengnoupal police along with 20 Assam Rifles battalion.
Moreover, in a third recovery, 53 soap cases of brown sugar weighing 2.19 kilograms and approximately Rs 4.38 crores were seized and one person named Peter Hemkhomang Baite of Moreh was apprehended in connection with the seizure.
Three different FIRs were registered at the Tengnoupal police station.