Imphal: Just about 10 days after a Brown Sugar Factory was busted at Lilong Haorou Hangamthabi, a team of Thoubal District Police has once again busted a Brown Sugar manufacturing laboratory at Thoubal Moijing Awang Leikai on Thursday just after midnight at about 12:45 AM.
The team also seized around 435.945 kg of suspected Brown Sugar, 438 litres of morphinated liquid along with many other items.
According to Police sources, acting on reliable information that some contraband drug items are being manufactured at the residence of one Md. Kayamuddin @ Amuthi (34), son of Habibur Rahaman of Thoubal Moijing Awang Leikai, P/A Phundrei, a combined team of Thoubal District Police comprising of ASP (L&O)/Thoubal Lakshay Sharma, ASP (Ops)/Thoubal Sachidananda Soibam, OC-CDO/Thoubal Unit N. Tikendra Meetei, CDO/Thoubal Unit teams, a team of Thoubal Police Station and a team of OC Women Police Station/Thoubal Okram Chaoba Devi under the supervision of SP/Thoubal Dr. S. Ibomcha Singh rushed to the said area without delay as there was possibility of escape by the offenders from the area, the source added.
The source said when the Police teams arrived at the said residence, the offenders Kayamuddin @ Amuthi and his wife Athotpi and their associates escaped from the place under the cover of darkness.
However, the teams conducted thorough search of the house and its surroundings and on searching the house of Kayamuddin, they found a large number of items used in manufacturing of the contraband illegal drugs.
The items include six plastic Brites/Buckets of 100-litre capacity each containing suspected morphinated liquid, two numbers of 100-litre capacity each polycarbonate drums, one marked as MARCO, with containing suspected morphinated liquid. One of the 100-litre capacity brite/bucket was empty.
The items further included 16 (Sixteen) numbers of plastic sacks in different colours i.e. yellow, light green, dirty white etc. containing suspected brown sugar, 2 (two) numbers of empty LPG cylinders, 1 (one) filled LPG Cylinder, 2 (two) numbers of gas stoves, 1 (one) Electronic weighing machine, 1 (One) Electric Water Pump, 1 (One) spade, 1 (One) shovel, 1 (One) Drumbus (mallet), 1 (One) Electric Stand fan marked as DIVIYA CLASSIC, 1 (One) plastic polythene containing lime marked as STAR BRAND LIME weighing 705 gms, 1 (One) green plastic Tarpaulin, 1(One) plastic bottle white in colour with blue cap containing Amonium Chloride, 1 (One) black colour BAJA Auto Rickshaw bearing registration number MN04G – 0489, 1 (One) red colour Honda Activa without registration number, 1 (One) Aadhaar Card in the name of Kayamuddin, son of Habiburahaman of Thoubal Moijing Awang Leikai, 1 (One) Aadhaar Card in the name of Athotpi, wife of Kayamuddin of Thoubal Moijing Awang Leikai and 1 (One) driving license in the name of Md. Amir Hussain, son of Md. Habi of Moijing Awang Leikai which was found from the tool box of the Honda Activa.
All the above mentioned recovered items have been seized by observing formalities on the same day at around 05:50 AM and handed over to OC of Thoubal Police Station for further necessary action, the source added.