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146 people will be arrested in 2 months to make Manipur drug-free: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh. Rs.182.3 crore seized

Bhupen Goswami

GUWAHATI : In separate operations launched in tenganopal district bordering Myanmar in the last 24 hours, police arrested two smugglers and seized 44.5 kg of World Is Your Tablet. The price of this drug has been estimated to be around Rs 9 crore in the international market. Police sources said a search of a jeep on the Imphal-Moreh highway in the district found 20 packets of WY tablets weighing 22.8 kg.

The price of this medicine was estimated at Rs 4 crore 56 lakh. In this connection, the police arrested S. Lahuvum (21). In another operation, the district police seized around 22.7 kg of drugs worth Rs 4,55,00,000 from the possession of S Khongsai (38). Sources said drugs worth around Rs 9 crore have been recovered from both the accused. A team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border of Manipur Police seized 300 grams of heroin powder from a peddler from Chingmirong area along the Imphal-Dimapur highway. Meanwhile, the Manipur government’s ‘War on Drugs’ campaign has been a major success. In fact, The Tangnopal and Chandel districts announced their support to this initiative. Reacting to this, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today said that 146 people have been arrested in the last two months. We will be successful in making a drug-free Manipur. Speaking to the media, CM Biren Singh praised the Naga tribe. “Without the support of the people, the government cannot do anything. According to reports, the CM also pointed out that about 70% of the hill people have strongly supported the movement to eradicate drugs.

CM Biren Singh said that some insurgent groups of his state are involved in opium cultivation.Manipur CM Biren Singh said, “Ever since the new government was formed, the Drugs 2.0 campaign has been extremely successful. Manipur CM Biren Singh said, “We have seized various types of medicines worth about Rs 182.3 crore in the international market. Apart from this, 380 acres of opium cultivation has been destroyed in Manipur since April 20. The Chief Minister of Manipur lauded the people of the state for standing up against the illegal drug trade and opium cultivation. Manipur CM Biren Singh said, “Today we are getting the support and cooperation of almost all the communities living in the state.

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