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3 drugs and arms smugglers arrested

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Imphal, July 28: Three active gang members of an illicit drugs and arms smugglers were arrested yesterday by a CDO team of Thoubal District under the overall supervision of MPS, SP of Thoubal, K. Meghachandra Singh while conducting intensive patrolling and frisking in and around Thoubal District as security measures for the upcoming Independence Day Celebration, 2017. During the patrolling and frisking, the CDO team noticed an individual in a suspicious manner on a bridge near Sangaiyumpham Nungphou Bazar. The individual was caught trying to flee the scene and was detained for verification and checking. On verification, the individual identified himself as Md Alam Khan (34 yrs), s/o Late Najiruddin of Sangaiyumpham Puleipokpi Part-I, an active member of a gang of illicit drugs and arms smugglers. Md Alam Khan was arrested on the spot at 7:30 pm yesterday and seized one Chinese hand grenade and one .32 ammunition from his possession. On further investigation, associates of Md Alam Khan, named Md Akbar @ Ithem (32 yrs), s/o Late Manao of Lamding Cherapur Mathak Leikai was arrested at around 8 p.m. with one 9mm pistol and one magazine from his possession. Another associate Md Sidik Ali (42 yrs), s/o Md Ibotombi of Sangaiyumpham Yangbi Leikai was also arrested at around 8:50 pm from his residence. Md Sidik had concealed the 9 mm pistol and magazine for some time before returning back to Md Akbar @ Ithem. The three gang members also disclosed that they were involved in trafficking of illicit drugs, arms and ammunitions and hijacking of vehicles with other associates. The arrested persons and seized items have been handed over to Thoubal Police Station for further legal action.

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