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Kangpokpi police seize drugs worth Rs 34 Cr

On June 17 afternoon at around 4 pm, four packets of contraband drugs suspected to be brown sugar weighing approximately 2.025 Kg estimated to be Rs. 34,13,20,000/- in the international market were recovered during intensive frisking and checking by the police
TFM KANGPOKPI Representative
Keeping up with the state’s ‘War on Drugs’ campaign, Kangpokpi police after its two massive drugs hauled, seized another huge quantity of contraband drugs worth more than Rs.34 Crore in the International market. In the two major seizures, the district police could manage to seize around 4.271 Kg of Heroin worth approximately Rs. 58.95 crores in the international market.
The third massive haul was made by the district police on June 17 afternoon at around 4 pm where four packets of contraband drugs suspected to be brown sugar weighing approximately 2.025 Kg estimated to be Rs. 34,13,20,000/- in the international market were recovered during intensive frisking and checking by the police teams led by Sub Inspector S Raju Singh and Sub Inspector Hemjamang Khongsai, the same two police officers who led the police teams in the previous two major seizures as well, under the overall supervision and instruction of SP Kangpokpi, Amrita Sinha, IPS, Addl.SP (L/O), Kangpokpi, Abul Kalam, MPS, Addl.SP(Ops), Kangpokpi, Tholu Rocky, MPS, and under the direct command of OC Kangpokpi, Insp. Sunil Kumar.
In connection with the seizure, a press meet was held on Monday  at the office of SP Kangpokpi in the presence of Amrita Sinha, IPS, SP Kangpokpi, Abul Kalam, MPS, Addl.SP (L/O), Kangpokpi, Tholu Rocky, MPS, Addl. SP (Ops), Kangpokpi, Insp. Sunil Kumar, OC Kangpokpi, and other officials.
During the press conference, SP Kangpokpi Amrita Sinha, IPS said that based on the information about the suspicious movement of drug peddlers along the highway, Kangpokpi police teams led by SI S Raju Singh and SI Hemjamang Khongsai stopped a Mahindra Bolero (Grey color), bearing registration number  AS12H-1485 for checking and frisking at Kangpokpi Police Station Gate along the Trans Asian Highway No.1 (NH-2).
She continued that the driver identified as P Sahriini Mikrii (56), son of Puni of Laii in Senapati district, and the occupant identified as Paotinmang Khongsai (21), son of Thanglen Khongsai of J. Songpijang village, Tengnoupal Sub Division of Chandel, (as per their Aadhar Cards), at present residing at Naphai village under Lhungtin Sub Division in Kangpokpi district were found behaving in a very suspicious manner.
The district police chief further said that on preliminary inquiries, the duo denied the presence of the contraband drugs in their vehicle but due to their suspicious nature and their denial of the transportation of drugs in the vehicle, a mechanic was requisitioned, who inspected the vehicle very carefully and minutely on all sides.
The mechanic then slid down on the road and on careful examination and checking the undercarriage of the vehicle found irregularities on the vehicle in which two boxes were neatly welded at the undercarriage underneath the clutch pedal on the right and underneath the footboard on the left of the vehicle which is otherwise not found on a normal Bolero vehicle.
The accused persons were then interrogated again and ultimately revealed the presence of contraband drugs in the vehicle upon their disclosure, due formalities and SoPs of the ND&PS Act were observed and recovered the drugs in the presence of the Executive Magistrate and independent witnesses while the two accused persons were formally arrested by observing formalities, added the IPS officer.
The SP also said that a regular case under FIR No. 23(6)2022KPI-PS u/s 21(C)/29/60(3) ND&PS Act has been registered for investigation.
The duo was produced before the JMFC/Kpi and remanded to 10 days police custody till June 27.
Meanwhile, the district Addl.SP (L/O), Abul Kalam, MPS highlighted the steadfast stand of the district police in curbing the drug menace and the achievement of the district police through collective efforts under the War on Drugs within a short span in the district.
He said that apart from the three major seizures the district police on March 30 this year seized 11 soaps of contraband drugs and arrested one person and on April 22, a huge quantity of contraband items including 1 Kg of Opium, 200 tablets of WY, and some quantity of Heroin in Saitu area along with two persons who are in judicial custody now.
He continued that on May 11 another contraband item including 1 Kg of Kaani (poppy) and one person was arrested in the Saikul area and on June 10, some contraband drugs along with two persons were also arrested.
The MPS officer further said that Kangpokpi police in collaboration with various other agencies, community leaders, and various civil society organizations will collectively work tirelessly as part of the War on Drugs campaign to make the district drug-free and peaceful district.
He also appealed to all people of the district to extend maximum cooperation to end the drug menace and build the society into a very civilized approach for the future.
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