IMPHAL, July 15: Tengnoupal Police Manipur, have burned down banned RESPIFED tablets worth Rs. 7.20 lakhs at Chahmol Village in Chandel district today.
The banned tablets were brought to Moreh from Imphal on NH-2 and were seized by the personnel of Tengnoupal Police but the owner could not be identified.
A strip of RESPIFED tablet costs only Rs. 6.75 but it is sold at Rs. 50 to 100 per strip at the border town Moreh and Myanmar.
The tablets were seized by the police under official seizure memo and later disposed off after getting an order from the Court.
Speaking to IFP, Tengnoupal OC stated the police are striving towards creating a drug-free society. The NH-2 is a major international route of illicit drug trafficking and so effective measures have been taken to check drug trafficking in the state.
The police have effective manpower and sources to control and prevent illicit drug trafficking in the state, the officer added.