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Manipur police personnel rewarded for busting drug manufacturing unit

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 16, 2019 11:51 pm

Our Correspondent
Imphal, July 16 (EMN): Manipur government on Tuesday facilitated the combined team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) and police for busting a brown sugar manufacturing factory which led to the seizure of a large quantity of drugs worth over INR 100 crore in the International market.
A total amount of INR 10 lakh was handed over to the 59 personnel of the Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) and the Thoubal district police involved in the operation by the Chief Minister N Biren Singh at a function in Banquet Hall of 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles.

Over 100 kg of brown sugar worth INR 100 crore in the international market was recovered from the manufacturing unit at the residence of 40-year-old Md Mutalip in Lilong Dam area, on June 29 by personnel of Narcotics and

Affairs of Border (NAB) along with the Thoubal district police.
Speaking at the programme, the chief minister said that the drug menace will have an adverse affect in the present and future generation.

In the last two years, he said that 965 persons have been arrested in connection with the drug cases in the state.
Unlike the previous regime, various CSOs and local clubs have started approaching the present government to conduct crackdown against the illicit drug business and drug menace in different areas of the state, he said.

Police-Public relationship need to be strengthened and regular interactive programs should be held between them.
Mentioning some of the initiatives of the government in the last two years, he pointed out that the trust deficit between the hills and valley has been minimized, delivering good governance at grassroots, maintaining a good relationship between the public and government by introducing various initiatives.

The law and order situation has been improved and normalcy has returned, he added.
The government has begun a survey in areas where minority communities to find out the root causes of drug peddling, drug addicts, the livelihood and living conditions, he informed.

Due to lack of alternative livelihood, illegal drug business and drug peddling are rampant, he added.
A short video on the activities and achievements of Manipur Police on ‘War against Drugs’ was also played during the function.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 16, 2019 11:51:35 pm