By A staff reporter
Imphal, April 6: The Imphal East police today seized a huge amount of liquor including beer in a special drive being undertaken in some parts of the Imphal East district conducted by the district police from before the visit of the President to the state. All the seized items along with the owner of the liquor were paraded and displayed before the media at the Imphal East commando complex and Porompat police station.
In the first incident, a team of Imphal East commandos under the supervision of the Superintendent of Police Imphal East led by P. Achouba, Officer in Charge of Commando Imphal East conducted the special drive from today morning at Palace Gate, Andro Parking and Chasad Avenue at Checkon and seized a huge number of beer and local made liquors and arrested 6 persons including 4 men and 2 women.
The seized items include 270 canned and bottled beer, 13 huge packets of local liquors of 10 liters each, 30 packet of local liquors of one liters each, and another 80 number bottles of one liters and half liters containing local liquor.
OC P Achouba said that the special drive against liquor and alcohol was conducted under the supervision of Imphal East SP and will continue the drive against the sale of liquor in the Imphal East district and that all the arrested persons will be handed over to the concerned Porompat police station to take legal action against them, he said.
On the other hand, a team of Porompat police arrested 5 persons along with 14 packets of 30 liters of local liquor while coming to the Andro parking for delivery to the hotel vendors at the area. All the arrested person including 3 women and 2 men along with the seized items were displayed before the media today evening at Porompat police station.
Chandrasekhar 2nd Officer in charge of the Porompat police station said that under the instruction and supervision of the SP Imphal East, a team of Porompat police conducted a special drive at Andro parking, Checkon area and arrested 18 persons yesterday evening. All the 18 persons who were arrested by the police team were produced before the SDM Porompat and released from the police station, he said.