Army Colonel held for allegedly carrying illegal drugs in Manipur

Published: 24th February 2013 05:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2013 05:17 PM   |  A+A-


An Army Colonel and five others were detained today by the police in Manipur's Chandel district after they were allegedly caught carrying illegal drugs meant to be smuggled out to Myanmar.

Police sources said that the tablets worth Rs 1.50 crore were found inside three vehicles at Pallel. The detained included an Army PRO and his assistant, they said.

They were being interrogated at the Pallel police station, about 45 kms south-east of here, the sources said.

The Army said the matter was being investigated and promised strictest action if any personnel was found guilty.

"It is a matter of investigation. If found guilty, strictest action will be taken as per the law of the land," Army Spokesperson Colonel Jagdeep Dahiya said in Delhi.

The six persons have not yet been arrested pending an inquiry to verify whether the drugs belonged to them, the sources said.

The drugs included tablets of Respifed, Omkop, Hilcold, Polyfed and Actidin, the sources said.

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