Five drug peddlers from Manipur, associate held in Guwahati

Drug peddler arrested, Manipur, Guwahati Police
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The Guwahati Police claimed to have busted an inter-state drug cartel, asserting that five peddlers belonging to Manipur, including two women, and seizing nearly Rs 2.5 crore worth of heroin. Another person, believed to be an associate of the peddlers, has also been held, a senior police officer said. Guwahati Police Commissioner Diganta Barah said that teams were constituted to nab them from various locations of the city on Saturday night. In the first operation, three drug peddlers from Manipur – two from Imphal West and one from Senapati district – were apprehended near a private hospital in Dispur area after getting a tip-off, he said.

“From their possession, the team recovered 24 soap boxes containing suspected heroin, weighing about 280 gm. Their interrogation is underway and necessary legal action is being initiated,” Barah said.

Second case

In the second case, the West District Police in Guwahati apprehended one person when he came to buy heroin packets from two women drug peddlers, belonging to Manipur.

“With his help, we nabbed the women from a hotel in Lalmati and during searches, recovered 20 packets of soap cases containing heroin along with Rs 22,400 in cash from them,” Barah said.

After interrogation of the two women, police raided another hotel on TRP Road at Machkhowa and recovered Rs 1,50,000 cash from a room.

“Efforts are on to nab other associates,” the police commissioner said.

(With PTI inputs)

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