Imphal: The Imphal police seized arms, ammunition and drugs from two locations in two separate operations. According to SP Imphal East Ningthoujam Herojit, the arms and ammunition were seized in a joint operation of the Manipur Police and Assam Rifles.
There had been reports of frequent shots being fired at night around the Andro area, and a search operation was launched earlier today, the SP said. Recovered items include: one improvised AK Rifle with magazine, two 9 mm Pistol with magazine both marked as ‘Made in Japan’, 2 Wireless Set both marked as “BAOFENG’, 15 AK rifle ammunitions, 21 9 mm ammunition, 18 detonators and 15 empty cases of assorted ammunitions.
In a separate incident, the Imphal East Police also arrested two men along with Heroin worth around 60 Lakh Rupees in the International Market this morning.
Speaking to media at the Conference Hall of Imphal East Superintendent Police in Porompat today, SP N. Herojit said, Imphal East District police team under the supervision of Imphal East District Additional SP (Operation) Roni Mayengbam, led by District Commando Officer In Charge -Henry recovered the drugs hidden in 40 soap cases from two passengers of an Auto-rickshaw bearing registration number MN-02B/6083 at Hatta Golapati under Porompat Police station around 3:40 AM today.
The arrested persons were identified as 37-year-old Ayajuddin Chesam, son of Late Amu Chesam from Sora Makha Leikai, and 27-year-old Mohammed Abdullak Khan, son of Late Abdul Khan from Sekmaijin Thongkhong Bazar, Kakching District.
The Police seized one mobile phone and the Autorickshaw. They have been handed over to Porompat Police Station along with the seized items for further legal action.
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