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Huge quantity of drugs seized
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 24 2024: A combined team of 5 Assam Rifles and Moreh police arrested a couple along with a large quantity of WY tablets and heroin from a particular house at Homeguard Veng, Moreh yesterday.

The arrested persons have been identified as Rafique Kutti (49), s/o Abdul Jalil and his wife Zeenat (52) of Homeguard Veng while the seized items were 29.799 Kgs of WY tablets, 386 gram of heroin powder, 5.266 kg of caffeine, 2.471 kg of crystal, 8.299 kg of gold dust, 7970 pieces of Alprazolam tablets and 10 rubber stamps.

According to sources, the combined team of security forces carried out a search operation at Homeguard Veng on receiving specific input about the concealing of a large quantity of narcotics and contraband items at the locality.



Huge quantity of drugs seized
Huge quantity of drugs seized


During the search operation, the couple was arrested from one of the houses along with the drugs.

Sources further stated a large number of people, mostly women, gathered at the locality soon after the couple was arrested and disturbed normal legal procedure of the police following which the Tengnoupal SP was informed of the situation.

To bring the situation under control, the security force including Rapid Action Force and Assam Rifles used non lethal weapons and one chilli grenade to disperse the mob.

The arrested persons were then taken to Moreh police station and they were sent to seven days police custody till March 1 by the duty Magistrate, Moreh.


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