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Banned party drugs seized in Manipur

 IMPHAL, Aug 25 - In one of the largest drug seizures in Manipur, the police have seized banned party drugs worth Rs 400 crore in the international market from Thoubal district, a senior police officer said today.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team with the help of local civil associations detained a mini truck at Phoudel Keirambi Makha area of Thoubal district on Saturday, said S Ibomcha Singh, Superintendent of Police, Thoubal.

The seized truck was brought to the Thoubal police station. During a search of the truck, the police recovered 40 lakh contraband amphetamine-based World is Yours (WY) tablets, popularly known as a party drug, valued at Rs 400 crore in the international market, added Singh.

“The red-coloured tablets were kept concealed underneath carpets in the mini-truck,” Singh said, adding that the drugs were smuggled in from Myanmar.

The truck driver Md Hussain was arrested. – PTI

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