IMPHAL, May 2: With the sole aim to root out the menace of drugs in Lilong area a mass rally was organised by 28 AR Lilong post alongwith local police, zila parishad faisal Maorebi, bazar secretary Liyaqat Ali and local NGO Anjuman Islah E Muaashrah lead by Moulana Abdul Aziz alias Amir on May 1.
According to a release the rally was marched off at 6 am from Lilong dam crossing various drug affected villages along NH 39 and ended at Lilong bazar at 8 am.
It further stated that a large qty of drugs comprising of 500 strips of N `“ 10, 200 bottles of recodex , 100 strips of SP tablet and 200 gms of heroin(no 4), were seized and destroyed by burning at 8:30am at Lilong bazar in the presence of 28 AR personnels, local police personnels alongwith the oc Lilong PS, local administration and the volunteers of the NGO.
The local populace extended full support to the mass rally and more then 500 persons enthusiaistically participated in the rally. The rally will go a long way in rooting out the menace of drugs from Manipur, it added.