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The two drug peddlers arrested by Darrang police on Tuesday and the seized brown sugar. Image credit – Northeast Now

On the eve of the New Year, the Darrang police arrested two drug peddlers along with a consignment of brown sugar.

During operation, the Darrang police were able to nab the duo in the wee hours of Tuesday.

A Darrang police source told Northeast Now, “On a tip-off, a police team of Mangaldai Sadar police station carried out an operation in the wee hours today.”

“During the operation, the police team, led by the officer-in-charge, Inspector Niranjan Baruah, assisted by Sub-Inspector Dantejit Daimary, nabbed two persons and recovered a big consignment of brown sugar,” police sources said.

The drugs, which were in several dozens of tiny plastic containers, were packed in separate polythene packets.

The arrested drug peddlers have been identified as Saddam Hussain, son of Tamser Ali and Hanif Ali, son of Jahuruddin Ali, both residents of Gusbari village under Mangaldai police station.

“During preliminary interrogation by the police, the duo confessed that the consignment was carried from Khanapara to be sold in the Mangaldai area,” police sources added.

Further interrogation is going on at the Mangaldai police station.

A case (No 1027/2019) has been filed against the duo under section 22(C)of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com