Two Manipuris held with 50,000 medical tablets

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 17:20 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Two people from Manipur were arrested here for possessing 50,000 tablets of a medicine suspected to be abused by drug addicts, police said Monday.

"Imtiyaz Khan Sheikh, 23, and Hitler, 26, were arrested from Munirka village in south Delhi Sunday," said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) P.S. Kushwah.

"We have recovered a total of 55,000 tablets of Relipen drug from them," said Kushwah, adding that they were booked on drug trafficking charges.

"Relipen is a much sought-after drug among addicts. The accused used to smuggle the drugs to Manipur by concealing the cartons in cloth parcels through courier," he said.

The accused told police that they would purchase Relipen tablets from different chemist shops here.

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