Imphal, June 16: Manipur police had seized illegal drugs worth Rs 75 lakh and arrested a drug peddler in Manipur’s Tengnoupal district.

Based on intelligence input, a team of Tengnoupal district police had conducted frisking and checking operations on National Highway 102 near Loishii village and stopped a vehicle bearing registration number MN-02C-0354 approaching from Moreh towards Imphal in a suspicious manner.

Police seized illegal drugs worth Rs 75 lakh and arrested one person in Manipur Tengnoupal

During searching the police team found 29 soap caps containing suspected brown sugar along with one soap cap containing suspected heroin powder that was concealed inside the vehicle.

Manipur Police seized the illegal drugs weighing about 376 grams and the market value of the illegal drugs worth Rs 75 lakh.

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A top police officer of Tengnoupal district said that the police team had also arrested the driver of the vehicle and he was identified as 48-year-old Paongam Haokip – hailing from Tuibong Laizon Veng of Churachandpur district.

A case has been registered under the NDPS Act 1985.