Itanagar: In a major crackdown against people involved in the sale of narcotic drugs and its consumption, the Changlang Police has on Tuesday arrested eight persons, including two women, from different locations in Changlang town and recovered suspected heroin and opium, weighing over 300 gram, from their possession, district SP Mihin Gambo said on Wednesday.
“Based on reliable inputs, the Anti Drug Squad (ADS) of Changlang Police led by Inspector C Yanchang, SI Sunny Hodong and their party along with Town Magistrate Mary Talo (EAC) carried out raids against drug peddlers at several locations in Changlang town on 5th April 2022.
“During raid the Anti-Drug Squad apprehended as many as eight drug peddlers and addict persons, including two women, from different locations in Changlang town and recovered suspected contraband substance heroin and opium from their possession,” the SP said.
The arrested drug peddlers/addicts have been identified as Rangkhil Jugli (23), Liza Singh (19), Remmat Jugli (26), Panghom Pangtha (35), Khimsam Ngemu (42), Anupam Singh (30), Tarh Hassang (35) and Hingroi Kenglang (43).
The recoveries included 2 gram (approx) brown sugar, 326.95 gram opium, 4.12 gram used opium, 13 syringes and one mobile phone.
Two criminal cases have been registered at Changlang Police Station under relevant sections of NDPS Act against the arrested drug peddlers, the SP said while adding that further investigation is on.