Thoubal: In a major drug bust, Thoubal District Police busted a drug manufacturing unit at Yairipok Changamdabi, Imphal East. At least two persons were arrested along with huge quantities of drugs. Unknown persons fired a bullet at the police while trying to seize the drugs, said a source.
On Thursday at about 4:45 AM, Thoubal District Police received a tip off regarding the concealment of illegal drugs at Yairipok Changamdabi Mayai Leikai. As per the information, teams of Thoubal Commando and Women Police led by O. Wangkhomba, MPS Additional SP(Ops) and assisted by Inspector K. Nitaranjan Singh, OC/CDO Thoubal under the supervision of Jogeshchandra Haobijam IPS, Senior Superintendent of Police, Thoubal arrested one Khulakpam Abdul Ali alias Raghu (32), son of Late Md.Suyeb Ali of Yairipok Changamdabi Mayai Leikai, Imphal East at 6:20 AM and seized huge quantities of drugs from his house.
The seized drugs include suspected Heroin No. 4 powder weighing 906 gram, suspected Opium weighing 936 gram, suspected Ammonium Chloride powder weighing 279 gram and suspected Brown Sugar weighing 5 gram, the source disclosed.
Further on the disclosure of the arrested person that the seized drugs were handed to him by one Khuleibam Muhamuddin alias Ibocha, son of Late Md.Angou who is also from Yaripok Changambabi Mayai Leikai, the police team, as a follow up action, rushed to his house during which two unknown persons tried to escape. One of them fired a shot from his barrel gun at the police party, it said.
Immediately, the police team overpowered the shooter and snatched the gun before recovering the empty case while the other person fled the scene.
On preliminary verification the detainee identified himself as Khuleibam Muhamuddin alias Ibocha (60), son of Late Md.Angou of Yaripok Changambabi Mayai Leikai.
Hence, he was arrested at 7:15 AM from the spot. The police team seized one double barrel gun marked as “25003-2014 BHATT & Co”, one empty case and one ammunition marked as “12 Shaktiman 12 Express” at 7:30 AM from his possession by observing formalities, the source informed.
On further examination by the police, the arrested person Muhamuddin revealed that the Brown Sugar and Heroin seized from Khulakpam Abdul Ali were manufactured at his own house by his son Md.Naaman Khuleibam and that his son was the other person who had fled the scene along with other drugs and materials used for the manufacturing.
Afterwards, the police team conducted a house search during which they found suspected Brown Sugar residue weighing 1.491 kg and other utensils and lime weighing a total of 28 kg of lime suspected to be used in manufacturing illegal drugs.
Both the arrested persons along with seized items were handed over to Andro Police Station for taking further necessary legal action, the source conveyed.