Arms dealer, opium peddler held in Manipur 

Newmai News Network

Imphal | October 13


An alleged arms dealer has been arrested with three arms and ammunition from Lilong area of Manipur’s Thoubal district.


The alleged arms dealer was apprehended by a combined team of police commandos and troops of 6 Assam Rifles from Lilong Bazar last night, around 7:30 pm, police said on Sunday.


The three arms – two AK series rifles with magazines and one 9mm pistol along with magazine were recovered during a raid at his house in a follow up action to disclosure made by him, police added.


The apprehended person along with the recovered arms has been handed over to Lilong police station where a case has been lodged.


Yet in another unrelated incident, police commandos in Bishnupur district arrested a person with eight kg of opium on October 12 around 6:00 pm, police said.


Police said that four packets of opium (each packet weight 2 kg) were recovered from the possession of the man. He was later handed over to Moirang police station where a case has been lodged.