IMPHAL | Jun 24: A team of Imphal East unit commando today arrested a drug dealer with 390 packets of suspected WY tablets at Telipati near Kalimai Mandir.
The drug peddler has been identified as Gandhi Kalidas Debar alias Das, 29, son of late Munithan Gandhi of Moreh Ward No. V. The team recovered one mobile phone bearing IMEI no. 861117032570673 and 861117032570665 along with one Vodafone SIM card having number 9774162695 and one wallet containing Rs.1000 with a Pan card.
Briefing media at its office today, superintendent of Police, Imphal east, Haobijam Jogeshchandra informed that the team of Imphal east commando while conducting random frisking and checking around Minuthong area and arrested the said drug peddler who was driving a Red Maruti Swift bearing registration number WB-20AG/1894 at Telipati along with the contraband drugs after chasing the vehicle from Minuthong to Telipati.
After interrogation, he revealed that the recovered suspected WY tablets were handed over to him by one unknown person from Mayanmar where he was instructed to hand over the same to another person at Guwahati said Jogeshchandra.
Informing that the frisking was a part of the drive undertaken under Campaign against drugs and no drugs, he also appealed the masses to support the campaign taken up by Imphal east police. The suspected WY tablets is valued to be 1.5 Crore approximately in the international market, he added.
He also said that further investigation is going on to arrest the individual in Guwahati where the contrabands are supposed to be delivered.
The team was led by Jemidar S.Bhopen Singh of 4th IRB now attached with Imphal East Commando assisted by ASI Sh. Nikhil Singh of Imphal East Commando under the command of officer in charge Imphal East commando, Subedar. Y. Shaktishen Singh.