IMPHAL: A Mynamar national, Kyaw Kyaw Naing @ Abdul Rahim (33), who was arrested in August 2019 for drug smuggling and then released on bail, has been detained under National Security Act (NSA) and jailed.
In August 2019, Abdul Rahim was arrested along with Ayub Khan (41), Md Abdul Razak (35) at Imphal International Airport by Manipur Police following the arrest of a driver and a vehicle that was loaded with 40 lakh tablets of WY worth Rs 400 crore. They were arrested by Thoubal District police at Phoudel Keirambi Mathak Leikai.
Then, the driver identified as Mohammad Hussain revealed the names of his accomplices, following which, police teams rushed to the Imphal International Airport and arrested Ayub Khan (41), Md Abdul Razak (35) and Abdul Rahim (33).
“Rahim, an international drug smuggler, was arrested with Indian currency of Rs 60,000, 15 numbers of 100 denomination US dollars, one 500 kyats, 2 mobile handsets, passport and other documents,” read a police statement then.
“He is an International drug lord who has been actively involved in smuggling contraband substances in Myanmar, India and Bangladesh,” police added.
However, Abdul Rahim was released on bail by Special Judge, NDPS court Thoubal on January 28,2020. However, he has been detained under NSA and jailed.
According to a press release by N. Bandana Devi, District Magistrate, Thoubal District, Abdul Rahim is now in Police Custody and detained under Section 3(2) of National Security Act, 1980 until further notice.