The woman drug peddler arrested in Tinsukia. Image credit - Northeast Now

Tinsukia Police arrested a lady with suspected heroin of around 110 grams in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district on Friday evening.

The lady has been identified as Chitchawali Engleng of Nagaland.

According to police, the lady was coming from Dimapur by train to hand over the drugs to a person.

“We received information regarding the trafficking of drugs. We arrested a lady after she landed at Tinsukia railway station. We recovered 10 soapboxes containing suspected heroin of approximately 110 grams,” said a police official.

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The police official said, “We are investigating to find out the links. As per the preliminary investigation, we found that the lady was a drug peddler and was coming to Tinsukia to hand over the drugs to some person.”

The value of the contraband substance is estimated to be Rs 30 lakh in the international market.

Sources said after a massive crackdown against drugs, the drug traffickers are using all techniques to transport the drugs to the consumers.

“Most of the contraband substances are trafficked from Myanmar and through Dimapur route the drugs are transported to certain places. As per information, many security personnel and local people are involved in the drugs trafficking racket,” said a police source.

Dibrugarh Police on Friday arrested three jawans of Assam Rifles and one civilian and recovered 269 grams of suspected heroin from their possession in Dibrugarh.

They were identified as Ranjit Kumar Singha of 23 Assam Rifles, Binay Kumar of 16 Assam Rifles, Junush Khan of 7 Assam Rifles all in uniform and a civilian, Pezslhoulie Rupreo.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: