The security forces have busted a drug smuggling racket at Merapani in Golaghat district along Assam-Nagaland border and arrested two Nagaland police constables along with a smuggler.
Acting on a tip off, a team of police and CRPF launched a joint operation and recovered a huge quantity of contraband spasmo proxyvon tablets from the house of one Karim Ali at Merapani.
The blue coloured odourless capsule Spasmo Proxyvon is a combination medicine which may be used for relieving moderate to severe pain in conditions such as renal colic, biliary colic, uterine colic, stomach, and intestinal cramping, etc.
It may also be used to relieve severe pain and cramps associated with menstruation. It is a multi-ingredient synthesized opioid used as a painkiller.
Manufactured by pharma giant Wockdhart, the Spasmo Proxyvon was banned by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation of the Union Ministry of Health in May 2013.
Along-with Ali, the police also arrested two constables of Naga Armed Police. They were identified as Rollen Lotha and Mombemo Lotha of Bhandari and Wokha area in Nagaland respectively.
The Naga Police personnel who were in uniform were caught red handed. They were arrested under Section 21 b of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
Merapani, nestled along the inter-state border of Assam and Nagaland has been in the news for quite some time for its flourishing drug trade.
Drug addicts mainly youngsters from both side of the border came to Merapani, which served as a distribution point, to procure drug.
Prior to yesterday’s incident many drug peddlers had already been arrested by police.
All the accused persons were presented before the court of chief judicial magistrate, which sent them to 14-day jail custody.