A joint team Longding Battalion Assam Rifles and Longding Police apprehended a woman drug dealer in Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding district on Tuesday.

According to sources, based on a specific intelligence input regarding the presence of a drug dealer a joint operation was launched and apprehended the drug dealer with brown sugar from his possession.

Four packets comprising 40.93 gm of Brown Sugar worth Rs 8, 18,600 and the sale proceeds of Brown Sugar worth Rs 38620 were seized.

“The drug dealer was involved in transshipment of Brown Sugar in bulk from Langkho village in Myanmar to Kunsa Village and further sale of the contraband to various places in Longding. The apprehension is a major blow to the illegal drug network in Longding district,” said a police official.

The drug dealer along with the seized contraband and cash amount was handed over to Longding Police Station for further investigation.

“It’s a big blow for the drug dealers which have been running in secret manner in Arunachal Pradesh. Most of the drugs were procured from Myanmar because it shares boundary with Myanmar,” said the official.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com