One held with brown sugar

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 14 : A 36 year old man has been arrested along with 421.60 grams of brown sugar by police this afternoon.
The contraband item was seized while checking a four-wheeler (Tata Yodha) along Imphal-Dimapur highway by a team of Senapati district police about 2 Kms South of Mao police station at around 4 pm.
After the driver of the vehicle was identified as Songkhanching Haokip (36) s/o Nejahoi Haokip of Chassad village, Ukhrul district, the vehicle was checked thoroughly in the presence of an Executive Magistrate.
On checking the vehicle, 35 soap cases containing brown sugar were found concealed on the upper hood (tarpaulin cover) of the vehicle.
The soap cases were found containing 421.60 grams of brown sugar (without the weight of the soap cases). In addition to seizing the brown sugar, Songkhanching Haokip was formally arrested at 4.10 pm.