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In a massive breakthrough, the Manipur Police recently confiscated around 197.4 kgs of cannabis from a freight truck on Imphal-Jiribam stretch in Manipur’s Jiribam district bordering Assam; and nabbed three occupants of the vehicle.
According to sources, a united squad of police, including anti-narcotics sleuths, recovered the enormous hoard of contraband at around 11.30 PM of Tuesday at a check point located near the Jiribam police station.
The truck was heading from Imphal to Silchar.
As per The Indian Express report, the seizure is claimed to be a part of the intensified ‘War on Drugs 2.0’ campaign initiated by the government.
Meanwhile, these three suspects, along with the recovered illicit items, were produced before a district magistrate and held in police custody for seven days, in order to begin additional investigation.