Brownsugar factory busted in Manipur, two held

Imphal, Dec 3: Manipur Police and troops of Assam Rifles on Tuesday busted a brown sugar manufacturing laboratory and arrested two persons in Maipur’s Thoubal district.

The joint team also seized 41.29 kilograms of Brown Sugar.

Acting on a tip-off, a combined team of Manipur police and Assam Rifles raided the Brown Sugar manufacturing laboratory at Sada Khumbi Village under Nongpok Sekmai police station and arrested Ningkhangam Awungshi and Wungreingam Awungshi.

During the raid, the team seized several items which are used in manufacturing brown sugar.

Following the disclosure of Ningkhangam, the combined teams including rushed to the residence of Wungreingam and seized 572 grams drug, Rs. 2.8 lakhs in cash suspected to be proceeds of sale of Brown Sugar, 10 litres of morphinated liquid and a bottle of Ammonium Chloride weighing 50 grams .

Police have registered a case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances and investigation is on into the matter.