Itanagar: On the eve of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Arunachal Pradesh Police, in a single largest drug haul, has seized more than 5 quintals of cannabis worth over Rs 52 lakh in the market.
The police also arrested a female drug peddler in this connection, Itanagar Capital Complex SP Jimmy Chiram said on Saturday.
Acting on inputs that an unknown couple was supplying narcotic drugs in Itanagar capital region in huge quantities, a police team led by Naharlagun SDPO Dekio Gumja, OC Inspector Khiksi Yangfo and SI SS Jha conducted a raid at the house of one Tadar Chada at Gollo Nallah near Kankar Nallah in Naharlagun on Friday night.
During the course of search of the house, the team recovered 31 gunny bags full of suspected contraband weighing 5.26 quintals worth Rs 52.50 lakh, a hard cash of Rs 50,000 suspected to be the sale proceeds and one Indian made pistol of .32 calibre.
Police also confiscated a Fortuner vehicle bearing registration No. AR-01Q 9779 from the house of the accused which was allegedly used in transporting the cannabis, the SP said while talking to the reporters at the Naharlagun Police Station.
The police registered a case (No. 82/22) U/S 20(B)(ii)(C)/27A/29 NDPS Act and arrested Tadar Chada’s wife Tadar Kampung (35), who was previously arrested in another NDPS case and was
out on a bail.
Calling it the biggest ever seizure in the last four years, the SP informed that the contraband were brought in the capital from Sagalee, Mengio and Kalaktang. “And then the substance in small quantities are supplied to the local drug peddlers,” he said.
The manhunt is on to arrest the absconding accused Tadar Chada, the SP added.