Imphal: Narcotic authorities arrested one person along with a large quantity of drugs here on Tuesday.
The accused identified as Maibam Deban Singh, 53, son of late Maibam Mitlu of Langthabal Kunja Makha Leikai was detained along with one truck bearing registration No. NL01AD 3983, by a team of NAB PS at Keishampat near Yumsha Chicken Centre.
The vehicle was detained as a part of continuous and surprise frisking & checking in different areas of Manipur, to check the illicit contraband trafficking of Narcotics and Psychotropic substances along different routes, said a statement issued here on Tuesday.
While checking the truck, 30 packets containing suspected contraband WY (Methamphetamine) tablets drugs were found concealed inside the punctured left middle tyre of the Tata Truck.
The packets altogether weigh around 32 kg including the weight of the packing material and contain approximately 300,000 (three lakh suspected WY tablets).
In the follow-up action approximately 1 kg of suspected Ice drug (crystal Methamphetamine was also found at his residence. He was arrested at the spot at about 1.35 pm and seized along with the vehicle, it said.
A case is registered at NAB PS. The origin and destination (Assam) of the drug is established in the preliminary investigation and it’s found that the arrested person is a member of an inter-state illicit drug trafficking chain. Further investigation is going on, said a press note from the PRO, Manipur Police.