Five Myanmar nationals convicted for possessing drug

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IMPHAL | Jan 5

Special judge, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, Th. Simon on December 11 last year sentenced five Myanmar nationals to rigorous imprisonment of different periods each and fined Rs.50,000 each for possessing psychotropic drugs illegally.

The accused Mynamar nationals are identified as Wingning, 35, son of late Chheta Wing, Nanchami, 34, son of late Teng We, Diha Joo, 24, son of late U. Saw, Ye Aung, 31, son of late Oo Tin Aung and Ta Mong, 32, son of U. Tan Shwe all residence of Tamu, Myanmar.

They were reportedly apprehended by the personnel of customs preventive force, Moreh in different year starting from 2011 from Moreh area.

The court in its final judgement mentioned that term of imprisonment for Wingning is five years with effect from March 18, 2011 till December 11, 2017, for Nanchami is 4 years 6 month with effect from Nevember 12, 2013 till December 22, 2017, for Diha Joo is 5 years with effect from July 5, 2012 till December 11, 2017, for  Ye Aung is 4 years 6 months with effect from March 1, 2013 till December 22, 2017 and for Ta Mong is 4 years 6 months with effect from August 5, 2013 till December 22, 2017.

The order further mentioned that all the five Myanmar nationals have been convicted for the offence punishable under section 22(b) of NDPS Act vide by the judgement of the same court announced on August 31 last year.

It is also ordered that in case of non-payment of fines, the convicts are to undergo imprisonment of another 6 months.

The court further stated that “the case property be also confiscated or disposed of as per law after the expiry of the period of limitation for filing of the appeal or subject to the outcome of any appeal to be filed against the judgement and the order on sentence and the orders of the appellate court as case may be.”

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