IMPHAL, May 2 (NNN): Police in Churachandpur district of Manipur have arrested four persons with huge quantities of brown sugar and opium in two separate operations.
Police said that two of the four persons were nabbed with 1.080 kg of brown sugar on Monday while the other two with 16 kg of opium on the previous day (Sunday).
The apprehended persons with brown sugar have been identified as Sutkhanzam (60) and Liansanglun (34) of New Lamka.
The Police said that a team of Singnat police station arrested them after 1.080 kg brown sugar packed in 90 soap cases during an operation at Maukot village under Singnat sub-division of Churachandpur district on Monday.
Based on inputs about transportation of contraband items in the area, the police conducted a frisking and checking on the road to Maukot village. During the operation, one Alto car was stopped and checked thoroughly.
During the check, 90 soap cases containing suspected brown sugar were recovered.
Earlier on Sunday, personnel of the same police station nabbed two persons coming on a Kenbo bike with 16 kg of opium during an operation at Zaupi Camp, 15 km from Singngat police station.
The arrested persons were identified as Thangbiaklun Guite (40) and Nangkhenmang Munluah(42), both are residents of Suangdoh village, the police said.
The opium was found upon checking a gunny bag they were transporting in the banned Kenbo bike, the police said. The Chinese made Kenbo bike, very popular in Myanmar, is banned in Manipur.