Police discover heroin factory at Thoubal

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LAMKA, February 13: A team of Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) led by its Superintendent Robinson Gangte along with BSF personnel raided an illegal heroin mill at Thoubal Moijing yesterday evening.

NCB officials informed that the illegal consignment seized in yesterday’s raid would cost approximately between Rs 50 to 60 lakhs.

The combined team picked up three persons during the raid. Till the filing of this report interrogation was going on.

Speaking to IFP, Robinson Gangte informed that 45 kg of crude morphine, 300 fine morphine along with material, tools and apparatus used in manufacturing heroin were seized in the raid.

Initially three persons were arrested but after interrogation two of them were released from the custody.

One person identified as Muhammad Faridh Khan, 22, son of Md Sarah Ahmad was detained for further interrogation, he informed.

The officer said earlier people assumed that heroin is smuggled from the Golden Triangle via Burma and through Moreh in India, but this discovery of a heroin mill has reveal something more to the story.

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