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Continuing the drive against drug trafficking in Manipur, the police arrested two alleged drug peddlers on May 24 along with a huge quantity of smuggled drugs worth over Rs 9.11 crore in the local market.

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The two alleged drug peddlers were arrested by Tengnoupal district police in two different instances, police said.

One of the arrested drug peddlers was identified as Seiminlun Lhuvum of Moreh. Police recovered 22.8 kg of WY tablets from his possession. The police arrested him after 20 bundles of illegal drugs were found in a SUV during a check at its check post along NH-102 at Tengnoupal on May 24, the police added.

The approximate value of the seized WY tablets is Rs 4.56 crore, the police claimed.

The same district police arrested yet another alleged drug peddler and recovered 2.7 kg of WY tablets packed in 20 bundles. The arrested drug peddler was identified as Shotinlen Khongsai of New Moreh, according to police.

The drugs were found in an SUV he was driving when the police conducted a search of the vehicle on suspicion. The value of the seized drug would be around Rs 4.55 crore in the local market, the police further said.

The seizure of the drugs valued around Rs 9.11 crore was made during the intensive drive against smuggling of drugs into the state for the neighbouring country, Myanmar under the state government’s war on drugs 2.0, the police added.

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In yet another instance, a team of narcotic and affairs of border (NAB) division of Manipur Police arrested one alleged drug peddler along with 300 gram of heroin powder on May 23.

Md Aktar Khan of Thoubal district was nabbed by the NAB team during a check along NH-2 near Manipur high court at Mantripukhri on May 23, said the police.

During preliminary verification, it was revealed that the drug was brought from one person in Thoubal district for onward delivery at Guwahati, the police claimed.

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