Acting on a tip-off, a combined team of Narcotic Cell- Imphal East Police, under the supervision of SP & SDPO arrested 6 persons involved in drugs-trafficking & peddling and seized 276 gm of heroin worth about Rs 55,20,000 in international value.

The operation is part of the Manipur Government’s ‘War on Drugs’ Campaign.

According to SP Imphal East SP N Herojit Singh, acting on specific inputs, the combined Narcotics Cell carried out intense frisking and checking in the Soibam Leikai Area of  Imphal East district yesterday evening.

The individuals arrested have been identified as Washim Akram and Lemba Yumkhaibam. After further investigations, four more were arrested from different locations.

A case has been registered under ND & PS Act & the seized items along with the arrested person were handed over to Officer-in-Charge of Imphal East for further investigation and action.

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