Assam Rifles team busts illegal drug manufacturing unit in Thoubal District

Assam Rifles team busts illegal drug manufacturing unit in Thoubal District

Written By: / Saturday, 08 February 2020 17:51

IT News

Imphal, Feb 8

A joint team of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) along with representatives of Maphou Police Station busted an illegal drug processing cum manufacturing plant and recovered a huge quantity of drugs from Kamu Saichang area of Thoubal District today.

Based on a corroborated specific input, the troops of Assam Rifles launched an operation and busted the illegal drug processing and manufacturing plant. The plant was being utilized to extract Morphine from Opium which was further processed into Brown Sugar and Heroin. During the search, the team recovered approximately 29 Kgs of Heroin Brown Sugar (Solid), 20 Litres of Brown Sugar (Liquid), 8 Kgs of Marijuana including equipment and chemicals used for processing of drugs. The drug after processing was being supplied in form of loose bags and moulded bricks to the youth of Manipur and Nagaland. A lady identified as Mrs Elizabeth Khongshai has been apprehended by police while the owner of house in which the drug processing plant was functioning is presently absconding.

The assessed value of the recovered contraband items is approximately around Rs 120 Crores in international market. The apprehended woman and seized contraband items have been handed over to Maphou Dam Police Station for further investigations.

The swift operation reflects the commitment and resolve of Assam Rifles to curb the Drug Menace from North East Region by targeting the manufacturing and distribution network by means of similar surgical operations and sustained efforts to choke influx of drugs from neighbouring drug havens by means of effective manning of the Indo-Myanmar Border.

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Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam

Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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