Imphal: In a disgraceful development, five police commando personnel attached with the Kakching police station were arrested and also seized a large number of drugs from their possession by its own unit commando team on Monday.
A team of the Kakching police commando unit intercepted a Maruti Gypsy (Registration No. MN01K6510) at Kuraopokpi near St. Joseph English school, NH-102, coming from Moreh at around 7:30 am.
From the vehicle, 100 soap cases containing suspected Heroin No.4 powder and eight bundles of suspected WY tablets with each bundle containing approx 10,000 tablets were recovered.
Upon weighing, the suspected Heroin No. 4 powder was found to be 1.336 kilograms and suspected WY tablets were found to weigh 9.151 kilograms respectively. A cash amount of Rs. 80,000 was seized from them.
The five personnel were identified as Hav. Achouba Singh, Th. Subhash Chothe, Dineshwar Meitei, M. Premchandra Singh and N. Dorendrajit Singh.
The arrested persons along with seized items were handed over to Kakching PS for further necessary legal action, police said.