Imphal, Aug 31,
At least 22 persons including 7 non locals were picked up by Imphal East Police team from Khergao area early today morning while conducting search operation. The 22 persons along with the 7 non-locals were picked up after they failed to produce valid document for identity proof, a police source said.
As per the source the search operation was conducted after a video of some persons injecting drugs went viral in social networking site facebook and Whatsapp. The Imphal East police team led Addl. SP Ops. M. Kumarjit Singh conducted the search operation under the supervision of District Superintendent of police K. Meghachandra. A team of Narcotic Cell police along with lady police were also accompanied the team while the search operation was conducted.
Some of the alleged houses of drug peddlers whom the police got specific information were also searched. Police said huge amount of drugs were recovered from their possession.