Three from Ukhrul arrested in Nagaland with 200 kg of ganja

Kohima: Three persons from Manipur were arrested by Nagaland police on Thursday for transporting ganja.

Nagaland police said that around 9 pm on Thursday, the personnel of Narcotic Cell mobile unit, performing routine frisking and checking of suspected vehicles at NH-2, intercepted a Dimapur-bound vehicle (Renault Duster) near Viswema Y-Junction of Kohima-Pfutsero-Imphal, which was coming from Imphal, Manipur.

According to the police, a thorough search of the vehicle resulted in recovery of 200 kg of suspected ganja which were found wrapped in black polythene.

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Accordingly, three occupants of the vehicle identified as Amon Raingam (52) of Phalee village, P.S. Somdal; Ng. Masotmi (42) of Phadang village, P.S. Somdal; and Holichan Shinglai (53) of Kasom Khullen, P.S. Kasom Khullen were arrested and the illegal contraband along with the vehicle duly seized. All the arrested persons are from Ukhrul district, Manipur state according to the police.

A case, vide Narcotic Cell Police Station Case No. 10/2022 U/S 20 (b) (ii) (c)/60 NDPS Act, has been registered for further investigation, the police added.

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