Imphal(Manipur) June 29: Narcotic and Affairs of Border (NAB) Manipur arrested two individuals along with 7 kilograms and 520.5 grams of brown sugar worth more than Rs 80 lakh in the local market, from Sapermeina along National Highway Imphal-Dimapur road early today morning.
Briefing media persons at his office chamber SP NAB Manipur W Basu said that acting on specific information about smuggling of brown sugar along the Imphal-Dimapur National Highway No 2, a team of NAB Manipur, under his supervision, rushed to Sapermeina area at around 4.3 0 am today and arrested two individuals/ smugglers identified as Longjam Tomchou Meitei (49) s/o L Iboton of Koirengei Bazar Achanbigei and Yumnam Ibotomba(54)s/o(L)Bira of Khonghampat Awang Leikai.
The NAB personnel also seized a huge quantity of brown sugar, weighing around 7 kilograms and 520.5 grams in total and worth more than Rs 80 lakh.
They also seized Rs 15,270 in cash from the possession of the two individuals.
One Maruti Wagon R car used by the smugglers for transporting the brown sugar was also seized by the NAB team.
A case has been registered under ND and PS Act against the two arrested individuals by NAB Manipur for taking up necessary legal action.
The seized brown sugar were displayed before media persons after the press briefing by the SP.
On the other hand according to a source, the value of the seized brown sugar is estimated at around Rs 8 crore in the international market.
Source: The Sangai Express
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