The drug abusers or addicts in Guwahati are going to have a tough time.
Yes. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Assam police said it will have a mobile narcotics cell soon which will help launching crackdowns on drug abusers and addicts in the city.
Additional director general of police (CID), LR Bishnoi said this on Monday while adding that the CID has received a grant of Rs. 25.80 lakh for setting up a mobile narcotics cell.
“We are going to procure one prisoners’ van, one Bolero vehicle, four motorcycles and some dragon lights with this money to set up the mobile narcotics cell of the CID,” said Bishnoi.
The ADG expressed concern over the spate in drug abusers in the city and said the mobile narcotics cell of the CID is likely to be activated within a month.
“The situation is alarming and we hope that the mobile narcotics cell will help crackdown on the drugs abuse cases here,” Bishnoi said.
Bishnoi further said the CID on Saturday seized over 2.60 lakh psychotropic tablets and 4,700 bottles of cough syrup from an unauthorized godown at Doboka in Hojai district of Assam and arrested one person for his involvement in stocking illegal drugs.
The seized drugs were valued at Rs. 19.40 lakh, he added.
The CID sleuths are now keeping a vigil on four suspected drug distributors in Assam’s capital city Guwahati, from where huge quantity of illegal drugs are suspected to have been supplied to the godown at Doboka.
He said the seizure of psychotropic tablets and cough syrups have been made during a joint raid by the CID and Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau of Assam police.
“There was a tip-off based on which we have raided Mazumder Drug Distributor at Doboka in Hojai district of Assam on Saturday. We seized 2.60 lakh psychotropic tablets and 4,700 cough syrups from the godown,” said Bishnoi.
“The owner, Tahiruddin Mazumdar, failed to produce any document for stocking such huge quantity of drugs and he was arrested,” added Bishnoi.
“While there are 6,600 notified godowns for drugs storage in Assam, the godown at Doboka was not even licensed,” he said.
Informing that they got four names from Tahiruddin Mazumdar Bishnoi said, “The four names led us to four drug distributors in Guwahati. We suspect, these four distributors supplied the drugs illegally to Tahiruddin. We are keeping strict vigil on them.”