Drug peddler held with brown sugar

Our Correspondent
DIGBOI, June 21: In what can be best described as an unprecedented success in the history of Pengaree-Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district accomplished as a part of their relentless crusade against drug abuse across the district, Jeram Purti (38), son of Mikhel Purti of No 2 Kujupather area under Bordumsa police station, was intercepted along with around one kg of suspected contraband brown sugar on Wednesday evening. According to Sanjeev Saikia, the OC of Pengaree Police Station who led the crusade team, based on confidential tip-off, the police put up a nakka check-post near Pengaree Police Station and intercepted the peddler from a Bordumsa-bound passenger bus named Dipjyoti Travel (AS23 AC 8587). According to sources, the contraband narcotics consignment was received by the arrested peddler from Tinsukia from an unknown face and was being carried to a Bordumsa-based giant drug wholesale peddler who remains to be identified.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered at Pengaree Police Station at 35/2018 and prosecuted u/s 22(b) of NDPS Act. Superintendent of Police of Tinsukia, Mughdha Jyoti Mahanta, while lauding the efforts of the Pengaree Police, said that a large drug peddling network operating along the worst-affected areas of the Assam-Arunachal border of Bordumsa and Pengaree had been a special area under police surveillance wherein all-out efforts had been made to nip in the bud the menace of drugs in various forms. “It will soon be made the first drug-free area of Tinsukia district,” Mahanta added.