Thoubal, April 25
Amidst lockdown called to contain the spread of novel Coronavirus, a team of Kakching district police under the supervision of Superintendent of Police Victoria Yengkhom today seized large quantity of Foreign made cigarette ‘Win’ at Pallel area that was smuggled from Myanmar side along Imphal Moreh road at around 3 am today.
Report said that the police team on duty seized 91 carton Box containing 45,500 packets of Win cigarette – 500 packets in each box from a four wheeler vehicle (Tata Xenon) bearing Registration Number MN01G-32709
The seized items along with the driver of the vehicle were today displayed in front of media persons today at Pallel Police Station.
Briefing the media SP Victoria told media persons that the driver identified as Md. Jangish Khan (32) son of Md. Manor Ali of Hayellabuk in Thoubal district had confessed that owner of the huge consignment of illegal cigarette is Hmangte Khup Kom, son of Hmangte Ayang Kom of Checkon.
She said that the seized items had been handed over to Custom Office at Pallel. A case has been registered with the Pallel police against the driver for violation of the lockdown and also for smuggling of illicit items.