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One apprehended with 9 kg of opium in Manipur

 The driver was identified as Thounajam Deben Singh (57 years) son of (L) Th. Lukhoi Singh resident of Khurai Ahongei Leikai, Imphal East. The vehicle was registered in the name of  Th. Deben Singh son of (L)  Th. Lukhoi Singh of Nongmeibung Pung Makhong, Imphal East. 

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Imphal: A Maruti Gypsy bearing registration number ML 05 E 4123 was stopped at Malom Bazar area for random checking on March 2, at around 4.30 pm as a part of drive against trafficking of illicit drugs and other contraband items during the State Assembly Election 2022, by teams of NAB Manipur under the supervision of SP-NAB at different areas.

 The driver was identified as Thounajam Deben Singh (57 years) son of (L) Th. Lukhoi Singh resident of Khurai Ahongei Leikai, Imphal East. The vehicle was registered in the name of  Th. Deben Singh son of (L)  Th. Lukhoi Singh of Nongmeibung Pung Makhong, Imphal East. 

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The NAB team, while checking the vehicle, found the side of the vehicle tampered with and an inner compartment was found inside at the side of the vehicle.  On checking the inner compartment 13 packets (9 kgs approx) of suspected opium (kani) was found in the inner compartment at the side of the vehicle.  

The driver disclosed that he procured the opium from one person from Mombi Village, Chandel District and it was to be delivered at Mayang Imphal. The driver was then arrested at 5.30 pm and the suspected illegal opium (kani) along with the vehicle were seized at the spot. The driver also disclosed that he has been indulging in illicit trafficking of drugs for many years and he was once arrested in a drug case and sent to jail earlier also. A case has been registered at NAB-Police Station for investigation.

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