IMPHAL, September 29: A Narcotics Cell Imphal West arrested an alleged drug trafficker along with 30 grams of heroin no 4 powder from a MG Avenue tea hotel this afternoon around 1:30pm.
The man was arrested from Shankar Hotel, MG Avenue while he was waiting for one of his customer, said Narcotic Cell SI Babuyaima.
The man has been identified as Md Nawas, 29 son of Md Ibungou of Thoubal Moijing Wangmataba
Soon after making the arrest, the SI and his team called a press briefing at the hotel and paraded the arrested trafficker and the heroin found from his possession.
He told media persons that his team led by himself and ASI Rakesh and supervise by Narcotic Cell OC K Ranjit had been lying in the vicinity of the hotel following reliable information that certain drug traffickers were present in the area and about to do business.
He continued that even as his team was waiting the man came on a two wheeler moped and went directly inside the hotel.
Suspecting him to be one of the informed about drug traffickers, the team confronted him and check his body and found two packets of No 4 heroin weighing 15 grams each from his possession, he continued.
The seized drug could be valued at around Rs 87,000 in the local market.