Anti-drug crusader turns drug peddler

Our Correspondent
DIGBOI, May 27: The arrest of an anti-drug campaign activist with 10 grams of brown sugar by Jagun Police recently from near the Assam-Arunachal border area of Jagun in Tinsukia district surprised the locals there. Nomal Pegua hails from Karpongpuli village of Lekhapani area and owns a grocery shop. Nomal Pegu, from whose possession police recovered the brown sugar, was a known face in the crusade against the drug menace in the area. He was actively involved in various anti-drug campaigns in the area. Locals are shocked and surprised to know about his involvement in drug peddling. He fell into the police dragnet during an operation near Lakla Tea Factory in connection with Lekhapani Police Station case no 50/18 U/S-22(B) NDPS Act. “I have been peddling drugs for the last three months. Drug peddlers from Digboi area fetch the substance here in Jagun for me which I further push to consumers from nearby areas of Jairampur, Bordumsa, Miao and Kharsang,” Nomal admitted.