Imphal, June 20,
A special team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) yesterday raided the quarter of Lutkhosei Zou, Chairman Autonomous District Council (ADC) Chandel at Lamphel last evening and recovered 4 kilogram of Heroin drugs as well as 2.8 lakhs number of WY tablet. However, the quantity of drugs is still yet to be officially verified
Report said that the raid was conducted by the special team of the NAB led by ASP Brinda Thounaojam along with a team of state police after getting specific information. The NAB has been investigating the king pin of the drug smugglers that has been on the rise in the state. Source said that the name of the ADC comes up in the aftermath of the arrest of some drug peddlars somewhere in Meghalaya.
The team also seized several lakhs of currency. Sources state that at least 8 persons were arrested along with the chairman. It added that the ADC chairman Lutkhosei Zou first refused to co operate the NAB team and did not allowed them to enter saying that he would talk over the matter with higher authority. He reportedly called on to the chief Minister and also to top police official to intervene the NAB team. Source said both the Chief Minister and the top police official refuse to interfere the matter as it is a matter of serious affairs.
Having no choice and failure to get support of the higher ups the NAB team raided the quarter and found the huge amount of drugs which worth around crores of rupees in international market.
The Chairman of the Chandel district ADC Lutkhosei Zou belongs to BJP.
A press conference regarding the breakthrough will be conducted at 5 pm today evening.