Imphal: Investigation into the multi-crore drug seizure in Guwahati on Sunday, wherein two individuals together with a Manipur police constable have been arrested, is more likely to result in the door of Lhukhosei Zou’s household. Exhibiting a robust risk of the Zou household’s hyperlink within the case, automobile a Tata Nexon automotive, bearing registration quantity MN01-AK-7218 is discovered to be registered within the identify of Lhukhosei Zou’s daughter Kimngaiching Zou of Phaicham Veng Tengnoupal, Chandel, mentioned sources.
Former ADC (Autonomous District Council) Chairman Lhukhosei Zou, who was acquitted in a 2018 huge drug haul case, was thought of to be the alleged kingpin of the drug cartel. The state authorities was compelled to problem his acquittal in Manipur Excessive Courtroom after a civil society collective, together with an organisation of former drug customers, had approached the Supreme Courtroom alleging that the prosecution refused to file an enchantment in opposition to a trial court docket’s December 17, 2020, verdict exonerating Zou and 6 others.
Based on studies, the Assam Police on Sunday arrested two individuals recognized as Thangkhogin Haokip and Letminching Haokip and seized one lakh items of Yaba tablets, valued at Rs 20 crore within the gray market, from their possession within the Koinadhara space in Guwahati.
The arrested Letminching Haokip is presently posted in Maphou Dam PS as a police constable.
Based mostly on particular enter, a crew of the East Guwahati Police District (EGPD) from the Basistha police station, intercepted a Tata Nexon automotive, bearing registration quantity MN01-AK-7218, coming from Manipur. Through the search of the automotive, the police crew recovered the addictive tablets.
Once we retrieved the main points of the automobile proprietor by means of the registration quantity, the automobile was discovered registered within the identify of Kimngaiching Zou. Digging additional into the matter by means of sources factors to Lhukhosei Zou’s household as Kimngaiching is his daughter.
Briefing the media, Joint commissioner of police, Guwahati, Partha Sarathi Mahanta mentioned, “Busting the inter-state medication community is an enormous success for our crew. The consignment of Yaba tablets was introduced from Manipur’s Moreh and was smuggled to Bengaluru by way of Guwahati.”
“The job of the arrested individuals was to ship the consignment in Bengaluru in Karnataka,” he added.
Yaba is a mix of methamphetamine (a robust and addictive stimulant) and caffeine. Yaba, which implies loopy medication in Thai, is produced in Southeast and East Asia. The drug is well-liked in Asian communities in the USA and more and more is offered at raves and techno events.
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