IMPHAL, November 6: The state custom department burnt down contraband drugs, Ganja (Cannabis) worth around Rs 1,44,62,500 and Methamphetamine tablets worth around Rs 6,00,000 infront of media persons today at M/S Dameyenti Brick field, Waiton Lamkhai, Imphal East under Heingang Police Station.
The Ganja which was burnt today weighted 2892.5 kg and methamphetamine tablet were of 600 numbers. The contraband drugs were seized by the custom department from different parts of the state during their checking.
Speaking to media persons, Inspector of the Disposal team, said that burning of contraband drugs was conducted after a gap of 4 years by the state custom department.
He further informed that the methamphetamine drugs are generally smuggled into the state from our neighbouring country, Burma and these drugs are generally used by Afghan base militants and also at Latin America. These drugs keep them active for around 48 hours, he added.