Two held with brown sugar

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 3 : Even as the State has been carrying out aggressive drives against poppy plantations there is no let up in cases of drug smuggling as Wangoi police arrested two persons along with 422 gram of brown sugar from Paobitek Mamang Leikai on January 1 last.
The two drug peddlers have been identified as Md Wangmayum Chaoba @  Nurul Islam (21) s/o (L) Md Rohit of Mayang Imphal Bengoon Makha Leikai and Chesam Rashijan  @ Petru 40, w/o Ch Alauddin of Paobitek Mamang Leikai.
According to police, a team of Wangoi police under the supervision of Imphal West SP Ksh Shivakanta rushed to Paobitek Mamang Leikai on receiving inputs about the presence of drug peddlers there and searched some houses.
During the search operation, Md Wangmayum Chaoba  and Chesam Rashijan were arrested along with 422 grams of brown sugar.
The drug peddlers have been sent to police custody till January 11 by the Duty Magistrate of Imphal West.