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Police seize heroin powder worth Rs 12 lakh and arrest two women in Manipur's Jiribam

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17th October, 2019 11:58 IST

Guwahati: Police seized heroin powder worth Rs 12 lakh and arrested two women in Manipurs Jiribam district last evening, officials said on Thursday.

Based on specific input, a team of Foreigner Check Post, Jiribam district police had conducted frisking and checking at the Foreigner Check Post gate.

The police team had stopped a passenger Cruiser vehicle bearing registration number AS-11CC-4107 that was proceeding towards Assam side and during checking the police team recovered 15 numbers of soap cap with 120 grams of heroin powder.

Jiribam district Superintendent of Police M Mubi Singh said that, two lady passengers had carried the contraband drugs.

The soap caps were found concealed and fasten inside the thighs of each lady by using cello-tape. 12 grams of heroin power were found concealed in each of the 15 soap caps. The approximate value of the seized drugs would be Rs 12 lakh in the market, M Mubi Singh said.

Later, police had arrested the women and they were identified as 31-year-old Shahinaz Sheikh alias Bemma and 20-year-old Fundreimayum Farana.

A case under FIR no 39 (10) 2019 under section 21(b) ND and PS Act has been registered at Jiribam police station.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

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