Imphal: Acting on specific information, Officers of Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs Division, Imphal have detected 30,000 tablets of contraband WY tablets at Loushipat, located between Langthabal and Sora along NH-102 under Kakching District on Monday around 5:30 pm.
A press release signed by Superintendent (A/S) P. Roben Singh stated that the Anti-Smuggling Unit, Customs Division, Imphal received and specific information that a Manipuri Muslim identified as one Md. Zuma Khan (30 years) of Sora Mamang Leikai will be carrying a huge consignment of Amphetamine tablets of foreign origin which valued around Rs. 3-4 crores to be delivered to an unknown person in the said location.
At around 5:30 pm, Md. Zuma Khan, who is identified by the informer, came carrying a black polythene bag. Immediately the officers who were on alert in the area ambushed and chased him, shouted at him and signaled him to stop. But Md. Zuma Khan threw away the black polythene bag he was carrying and ran towards the wet and muddy paddy field.
The officers had chased him a few meters but, unfortunately he could not be apprehended.
The officers, then, search the grassy and jungle area and found 3 bundles containing 10,000 each of Amphetamine tablets.
A case has been registered under case no. 01/UCL/NDPS/CUS/DPF/ACI/2020-21 dated 03.08.2020 under the relevant provisions of NDPS Act, 1985 and further investigation is underway to nab the culprit and his associates, the release states.