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The police on Thursday recovered 22 small plastic containers suspected to be brown sugar from the residence of one drug peddler from Rowa Part II village in Assam’s Dhubri district.

The drug peddler has been identified as Sahad Ali.

However, Ali managed to flee from his residence before the police raided his residence.

“A team of police conducted a raid at the premises of one drug peddler at Rowa part II village,” said the officer-in-charge of the Dhubri Police Station, Mukul Hazarika.

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“We covered 22 small plastic containers suspected to be brown sugar his residence,” said Hazarika.

“The alleged drug peddler, however managed to escape from his residence before reaching the police and a manhunt to arrest him is on,” said police.

Meanwhile, the police recently recovered  24,000 contraband capsules from Merapani in Golaghat district.

Two drug peddlers were also arrested in connection to this.

Four mobile phones and some cash were also recovered from their possession.

The duo has been booked under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: