IMPHAL, November 5: Police conducted a drive at North AOC today morning around 11 am. The area near the traffic island to some sections along the road leading to Minuthong was cordoned off by police personnel.
Later, more than 70 persons including some women were rounded up by police from different houses and makeshift shops. The said area is notorious for housing commercial sex workers and drug addicts frequent it for getting different kinds of narcotics inclusive of heroin powder.
The drive lasted for nearly half an hour and the suspects were hauled to Imphal Police Station and released after proper verification. The team was led by additional SP Th Vikramjit. The drive is taken up as security measures ahead of the upcoming Sangai Festival. The drive included other police officers inclusive of officer in charge of Imphal West district commando, Inspector Potsangbam Sanjoy Chenglei and Inspector Sachi Soibam.