Manipur police on Monday arrested three persons with the carcasses of at least 10 dogs at Jiribam district that shares borders with southern Assam’s Cachar district of Barak Valley.
Three persons — Thuwan Gangmei (25), a woman Alanna Gangmei (35) and Crossbai Gangmei (35) — have been arrested who, according to police, were transporting the carcasses from Cachar district.
They were intercepted near a petrol pump at Chandrapur along the National Highway 37 by a police team and narcotics cell while the three were transporting the carcasses in gunny bags.
There have been campaigns in Manipur by animal lovers not to slaughter dogs. However, the appeals have fallen on deaf ears.
Dog meat, though illegal in most parts of northeast is consumed widely by various ethnic groups in Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and western Meghalaya.
After killing the animals, they were coming to Noney district for the sale of meat. Local reports say that one kg of dog meat is sold at ₹600.