In a major breakthrough, the joint forces of Pengaree-Bordumsa police in Tinsukia district, arrested one Jeram Purti, 38, son of Late Mikhel Purti of No 2 Kujupather area under Bordumsa Police Station and recovered from his possession 1 kg of brown sugar on Wednesday evening. The Pengaree and Bordumsa police personnel have been carrying on a relentless drive against drug abuse as a lot of youths have been caught in the vicious vortex of substance abuse in the district.
According to Sanjeev Saikia, OC, Pengaree Police Station, who led the crack team, “Acting on a
tip-off, we put up a check post near Pengaree police station and and arrested the peddler from a Bordumsa-bound passenger bus and he was found to be in possession of the brown sugar”. A case has been registered at Pengaree police station against Jeram u/s 22 (b) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
According to sources, the arrested peddler disclosed that the brown sugar was meant to be delivered to a drug kingpin in Bordumsa whose identity is yet to be known
Meanwhile, SP Tinsukia, Mughdajyoti Mahanta, while lauding the efforts of the Pengaree and Bordumsa police, informed that a huge network of drug peddlers are operating along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in the Bordumsa and Pengaree areas. He further stated that the police is keeping a hawk eye on these peddlers and the drug barons and are trying their best to take the youths of Tinsukia district out of the vicious cycle of substance abuse.