Three held in Manipur for attempting to "smuggle" COVID vaccines to Myanmar
Meanwhile, interrogation of the youths is underway to find out the source of the
seized medicines, vaccines and whether any more people are involved in the racket.
Manipur Police on Sunday arrested three people for allegedly attempting to "smuggle" COVID-19 vaccines and other medicines to neighbouring Myanmar.
An official informed that when a team of police led by Inspector N. Jadumani Singh, the officer-in-charge of Singjamei police station were conducting a checking of passersby and vehicles in Canchipur area near Heijingang Super Market along National Highway-2, the three youths were apprehended with the medicines and their vehicle and the contraband goods were seized.
The arrested youths have been identified as Mohammad Feroz Khan, 30, Imran Khan, 22 and Shubham Kumar Anand, 23, police said, adding that Feroz and Imran are residents of Manipur while Shubham is a resident of Katihar district of Bihar presently staying in Imphal.
A local court in Manipur on Tuesday has remanded them to police custody till Friday, police said.
Meanwhile, interrogation of the youths is underway to find out the source of the seized medicines, vaccines and whether any more people are involved in the racket.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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