Peddlers held

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jun 22 : A combined team of Bishnupur commandos, Bishnupur Civil Police and Nambol Police arrested two drug peddlers along with 3.3 kilograms of opium yesterday night from  Leimaram Waroiching outpost area.
According to reliable information about illegal transportation of banned drug items along Leimaram Waroiching inter village road, the combined team under the joint command of Roni Mayengbam, Additional SP (Operation) and Satyam Takhellambam, Additional SP, Law & Order and under the overall supervision of IPS N Herojit Meitei, SP Bishnupur, arrested two drugs peddlers identified as Raju Bhattarai (27) s/o Bishnu Bhattarai of New Keithelmanbi near ABI Checkon and Khaihen Kipgen (47) s/o (L) Thongkhomang Kipgen of Khoripok village, Kangmong Maning in the presence of Executive Magistrate and independent witnesses.
The team seized 3.3 kg of opium from their possession at 9:20 pm last night after observing necessary formalities.
The arrested persons and the seized articles have been handed over to Nambol Police Station for further necessary legal action.