DIBRUGARH: Dibrugarh police apprehended three Naga women with 348 grams of suspected heroin in the Joypur area of the Dibrugarh district on Friday. Suspected drugs worth Rs 1.5 crore were seized by the police team. According to police, three Naga women carrying drugs from Dimapur via Duliajan to Arunachal were apprehended by Joypur police. The police team recovered 348 grams of suspected heroin in 29 soap cases from their possession.
“They were traveling in a vehicle with the registration number (AS-06AJ5275) while on their way to Arunachal Pradesh. We received a tip-off regarding their movement and launched an operation under the Joypur police station. We have held three female drug peddlers and seized suspected heroin from their possession,” said a police official.
Taking to X (formerly Twitter) Dibrugarh police said, “A team of Joypur PS led by OC Joypur and Deputy SP Namrup recovered 29 soap cases of suspect heroin weighing approximately 348 grams, and arrested four drug dealers. The car used for transportation has been seized too.”
They were allegedly smuggling the contraband to Arunachal Pradesh for sale. The driver of the car was also arrested by the police along with the three women from Arunachal Pradesh. A case has been registered in connection with the seizure of the heroin consignment at the Joypur police station in the Dibrugarh district. The arrested persons have been booked under sections 21(C)/29 of the NDPS Act in connection with the case.
“We have started our investigation. The three women are under police custody. Right now, we cannot say anything much about the case,” a police official said.
Sources said Arunachal Pradesh has a high demand for drugs because most of the youths in the state are involved in drug trade and addiction. The Golden Triangle region of Southeast Asia has become the centre of a thriving opium economy and a crucial source of narcotics for the world. The current oversupply has led to the warehousing of huge quantities of opium, said a source. The Golden Triangle includes parts of Myanmar, China, Laos, and Thailand.