Itagar, April 2: Altogether, six persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in peddling of drugs as well as consuming drugs during a major a crackdown launched against the illicit trade by a joint team of police and excise official with support from student and women activists.
The drive against the drug mece was carried out at six houses of Jenglai village under Piyong circle of msai district recently during which banned drugs along with cash and other articles were seized from two houses, informed State Nodal Officer of rcotics Cell, Olik Koyu, who led the team during the search.
The recoveries included three plastic pouches containing pink coloured powdery substance suspected to be contraband drugs weighing 30.97 grams, 26.60 grams opium, weighing machine, one roll of silver foil, Rs 7230, two number of plastic pipe, two number of small knife and to lighters.
The accused have been identified as Chau Pintika Khen, Chow Witho Manpang, Chow Manta mchoom, Chow Chandan Khen, ng Ri Khen and Chow Tithi Mannoi, the officer said, adding that all the accused persons were brought to the msai police station for further legal action.
Two separate cases were registered at msai Police Station against the accused persons under various sections of the rcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and further investigation is on.
Besides the police and IRBn personnel, members of Aruchal Students Federation, msai District Students’ Union and Women’s Welfare Society, msai assisted the team in conducting the raid.
Meanwhile, the Itagar Buddhist Cultural Society (IBCS) has expressed serious concern over the rampant movement of drug peddlers and unwanted elements within the Thupten Gatseling Mostery premises here.
Although it submitted a memorandum to the home minister in this regard, no action has yet been initiated, the IBCS said and appealed to the citizens to maintain the sanctity of the mostery.