Capital SP Tumme Amo
Capital SP, Tumme Amo (middle) with the police team. Image credit - Northeast Now

The Capital police of Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday arrested two alleged drug peddlers and recovered around 8.5 gms of suspected brown sugar from their possession.

Capital superintendent of police Tumme Amo said: “Following inputs received from reliable sources that banned substances were being sold from a rented house in Kongko village near Chimpu here, a police team led by Additional SP Harsh Indora, Itanagar SDPO Kamdam Sikom, Itanagar police station officer-in-charge Inspector D Bagra along with the IRBn and CRPF Jawans was formed to look into it.”

“The team raided the rented house and nabbed two suspected drug peddlers namely Techi Tasap (25) and Techi Taram (24),” the Capital police boss said.

“The duo was caught red-handed in possession of suspected brown sugar which was packed in 46 small plastic tubes while a syringe, office knife and wallet containing sale proceeds of Rs. 5023/- were also recovered,” Amo added.

The Capital SP said following the revelation of Tasap and Taram, the police team raided the houses of various other suspected drug peddlers in Chimpu, Lower Chimpu, Jullang, and Vivek Vihar areas, however, they were not present in their houses and no contraband substances were found.

“The police, however, recovered 10 mobile phones, 13 watches, 3 headphones and an air pistol from one of the houses. These items are suspected to be snatched ones and the air pistol suspected to be used to threaten the victims,” the Capital police chief said while adding that a case has been registered in this connection.

The SP, meanwhile, appealed to the denizens of the Capital to help the police by providing them with inputs and information regarding crimes of any nature.

“The names of the informers will be kept secret and they will also be suitably rewarded,” Amo said.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: