MIZORAM | Retired IAS officer Robert Hrangdawla arrested for trafficking drugs to Myanmar


October 5, 2017: Mizoram's former Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Robert Hrangdawla was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trafficking decongestant drug Pseudoephedrine to Myanmar, district court sources said.

The retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer was arrested by the State Health Department's Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials and produced before the court of the Aizawl District and Sessions Judge Lucy Lalrinthari, who remanded Hrangdawla to judicial custody.

FDA officials seized 10 lakh medicine tablets suspected to be Pseudoephedrine on February 22 this year at the Lengpui Airport near Aizawl meant for R and R Medicare, owned by Hrangdawla.

He was booked under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, the officials said, adding that such suspicious consignment had been going through the Lengpui airport several times.

Earlier, the state Excise and Narcotics department officials intended to arrest him in October 2015 for suspected smuggling of Pseudoephedrine but relented after learning that he was possessing a drug license to import the drugs.

FDA Joint Director Lalsawma said that the accused was arrested as he did not maintain records on how he disposed the drugs.


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