Assam: Five held at Tinsukia in separate incidents

Assam: Five held at Tinsukia in separate incidents

GUWAHATI, April 17, 2018: Two drug peddlers along with three addicts were arrested by the police in Tinsukia district, Assam on Monday. 16gm of brown sugar, an Alto car and a motorcycle were seized from three separate locations in Upper Assam.

The Dimapur “link” unearthed during a daylong operation has given the police enough reasons to worry.

Talking to media, officer-in-charge of Makum police station Bhaskar Saikia said, “In the operation and interrogation that followed, it is learnt that the drugs are supplied from Dimapur and that Tinsukia market is the meeting point between supplier and peddler.

 

“Payments and drug delivery are done separately and at different locations. Peddlers arrange payment in advance in Dimapur after which supply is initiated,” said Saikia. “They use trains and oil tankers to send money.”

The exposure comes against the backdrop of an operation during which Makum police have arrested five persons, identified as Jayanta Baruah alias Jaan, Md Meet Afridi Hussain, Amod Shah, Md Aneez, and Dipankar Tanti.

Saikia said, “Acting on a tip-off, the police raided the house of one Nilutpal Gogoi of Hapjan tea estate staff quarters in Makum.”

“Four persons were found consuming suspected brown sugar. However, the houseowner managed to flee. A total of 5gm of brown sugar was seized from the location,” he added. “The police carried out another operation on leads provided by one of the accused and arrested two drug peddlers from separate locations in Doomdooma town. A total of 11 grams of brown sugar was recovered from the possession of the duo.”

He said a case has been registered under Section 21(b)/25/27 of the NDPS Act. “We have formed three separate teams to trace and arrest the source.”

During an interrogation, the drug peddlers have told the police that their target age group is 17 to 21 years and they have a customer base in the district and also Arunachal Pradesh.

Source: The Telegraph

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