Imphal, March 11: A self-styled captain of the NSCN (I-M) P.R. Samson Chothe, who was caught with two grams of heroin from Pallel in Thoubal district by police yesterday, was sent to judicial custody by the court of chief judicial magistrate Thoubal, Notuneshwari Devi today.
The police said a team arrested Samson, who claimed to be a captain of the NSCN (I-M), during an anti-drug drive around Pallel yesterday. The court sent him to jail for 15 days.
The same police team also arrested two other persons with Spasmoproxyvon tablets and heroin during the drive.
Altogether 60 Spasmoproxyvon tablets and one gram of heroin was seized from Yumnam Suresh and 250 mg of heroin powder from Wahengbam Deepak.
The court remanded the two in police custody for five days.
The police and other state forces deployed at Pallel were alerted after the police seized pseudoephedrine tablets valued at more than Rs 20 crore in the black market from six persons, including defence public relations officer Col Ajay Chowdhry from Pallel last month.
The colonelís team was transporting the tablets from Imphal to Moreh to be smuggled out to Myanmar in three vehicles.
Seikholen Haokip, son of former minister and Congress MLA Haokip, was also been arrested in this case.
They are now in Kakching police station.
In another development, the police prevented a group of nearly 50 women from entering the office of chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh this afternoon to lodge a protest against rising cases of drug smuggling in the state.
The police stopped the women, all members of a working group of meira paibis in front of Nupi Lal memorial complex, about 100 metres from the office of the chief minister.
The police finally allowed six women leaders to enter the chief ministerís office.
They could not meet the chief minister as he was busy but submitted a memorandum demanding checking of drug smuggling and punishment of all those involved.