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Drugs worth Rs 120 crore seized in Manipur, 1 arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Drugs worth around Rs 120 crore were seized in Manipur's Thoubal district on Saturday as security personnel busted a manufacturing unit, officials said.

A team of the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police made the seizures in Kamu Saichang area of the district in a joint operation, they said.

They seized 29 kg of heroin, 20 litres of brown sugar (liquid) and 8 kg of marijuana, worth around Rs 120 crore in the international market. Equipment and chemicals used for processing the drugs were also seized.

The drugs were being supplied in loose bags and in form of moulded bricks to several areas in Manipur and Nagaland, officials said.

A woman, identified as Elizabeth Khongsai, has been arrested in connection with the seizures, they said.

Further investigations are underway, they added.

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First Published: Sat, February 08 2020. 21:44 IST