Imphal: The Manipur police on Monday seized illicit party drugs worth Rs 14 crore in Imphal West District. So far three persons have been apprehended in this connection.
According to reports, on the basis of information available with the police, a team of police personnel intercepted two trucks near the Kanglatongbi- Shantipur area. A search operation was carried out following which it was found that the two trucks were carrying around 1.4 lakhs of WY tablets that was concealed in the bonnets of the truck.
Three persons were arrested who were in possession of the banned drugs.
Upon further interrogation it came to light that the persons were transporting the drugs to Guwahati, Assam to supply to an agent who resides there.
Following the illegal activities being carried out, the law enforcement officials have intensified their operations in and around Imphal city.
In yet another instance the Manipur police have busted a brown sugar manufacturing factory in Churachandpur District in Manipur on Monday.
Based on special intelligence input, the police launched an operation following which various equipment, tools and chemicals used to manufacture brown sugar were seized.
Manipur being a border state is close to the golden triangle in South-East Asia (Laos, Myanmar and Thailand), as a result of which drug trafficking surged in the state. The menace of drug trafficking and drug abuse is rapidly spreading its tentacles in Manipur despite numerous and increasingly larger hauls on record.
It needs to be mentioned here that the Manipur Government has staged a war against drugs in the state. In the year 2018 after the N. Biren Singh led government came to power, they launched a 'war on drugs' campaign to curb the menace in the state.
Recently, Singh announced that the state government is planning to develop a 'war on drugs' model village at Peh village in Ukhrul district.
The residents of Peh village have destroyed poppy cultivation in tandem with the state's call on 'war on drugs' campaign. Singh further announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh to Peh villagers in recognition and appreciation for the noble initiative and pledged to make a 'poppy free village'.
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