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Brown sugar factory busted in Manipur, two held

Assam Rifles and Manipur police busted an illegal drugs manufacturing plant and seized huge quantity of illegal drugs, including 41 Kg suspected brown sugar, in Thoubal district of Manipur on Monday.

Police also arrested two persons in connection with it.

Based on information of running of an illegal drugs manufacturing plant in a house owned by a person named Ningkhangam Awungshi, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Thoubal district police led by Thoubal district Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sachidananda Soibam and Major Vikash Rana had launched operation at Sada Khumbi village under Nongpok Sekmai police station on Monday evening.

On searching the house‚ the team found two large plastic sacks containing suspected contraband brown sugar and other items which are used in manufacturing the contraband drugs.

The security personnel had recovered 40.621 Kg of suspected brown sugar, four rubber hand gloves, one white cloth, 127 numbers of empty tobacco can, two wooden pressing board machines, three plastic sheets from the house.

On the follow up action, from the disclosure of Ningkhangam Awungshi, the combined team rushed to the house of Wungreingam Awungshi of Sada Khumbi village.

On searching the residence‚ the team found two polythene bags containing suspected contraband brown sugar from the backyard of the house and items which are used in manufacturing the contraband drugs.

The joint team had recovered 672 grams of suspected brown sugar, one lime bag marked as Star Brand lime weighing 9.536 kg with plastic, one wooden pressing board, one bottles of Ammonium Chloride weighing 50 grams, three camouflage bag, one Plastic Jerrycane of 20 litres capacity containing 10 liters of morphinated liquid, Rs. 2.80 lakh in cash suspected to be sale of brown sugar.

The joint team had seized a total 41.293 Kg of suspected brown sugar during the operation and arrested the person duo.

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