The Chirang Police arrested two drug peddlers from the Santipur area in Chirang district and seized a consignment of hypnotic drugs.

In continuation of their drive against organised drug trafficking, a team of Chirang Police around 3.45 pm on Thursday launched an operation.

“The operation was led by Prakash Medhi, additional superintendent of police (headquarter), Chirang, in the Satipur area under Dhaligaon police station,” Chirang Police said.

During the operation, one Maruti Omni vehicle, bearing registration no. AS01V0741, was intercepted.

During the search, two persons, who are suspected to be drug peddlers, were apprehended by the team.

The suspected drug peddlers have been identified as 29-year-old Pinku Biswas, son of late Bablu Biswas from Dadgiri village in Hatisar area under Runikhata police station in Chirang and 28-year-old Shyam Mardi, son of late Ram Chand Mardi of the same village.

Additional superintendent of police, Medhi said, “During the search in presence of independent witnesses, 500 Nitrazepam tablets, 3496 SPSPHEN tablets, two mobile handsets, Indian currency notes of Rs 1,220, Bhutanese currency notes of 1776 were recovered.”

Medhi informed, “So far, many drug peddlers have been arrested from various locations in Chirang district and the arrested peddlers have been sent to jail.”

He also said, “Further follow-up legal action will be taken against the arrested persons.”

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com