The police in Nagaland’s Dimapur have launched a crackdown on anti-social elements operating in the district.

On Friday, the Dimapur police in Nagaland arrested a total of 11 persons in cases related to drugs peddling and extortion.

Six persons were arrested on charges of extorting money and issuing work permits to non-Naga labourers, Dimapur police informed.

In another incident, as many as five drug peddlers were arrested for carrying suspected heroin, brown sugar and capsules containing Tramadol.

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A stolen vehicle, Bolero pickup, was also recovered from the possession of the drugs peddlers.

Bhadra Gogoi

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