Manipur police confiscated a large quantity of banned cough syrups, heroin, WY pills, and brown sugar while arresting two alleged traffickers from different locations.
Police said that acting on a tip-off, the special police commando team of Thoubal district arrested one alleged drug trafficker later identified as Singgamayum Aliaskhan, 20, and seized 396 bottles of cough syrups concealed in four large bags. The seized cough syrups were labelled as MMD Cough Syrup.
Some drug users use this cough-resistant syrup as a temporary substitute for hard drugs in the state.
The arrest and seizure took place at his home at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
During another raid, the police arrested another suspected drug smuggler, Nehminthang Kipgen (38).
He was detained with 696 grams of brown sugar, a van, and a cell phone from a place in Dongjang village Churachandpur district bordering Myanmar to the south.
Police also seized 122 grams of heroin and recovered 3.319 kg of WY tablets from a vehicle abandoned by smugglers at the H Kotlenphai area of the Tengnoupal district bordering Myanmar.