SIT busts major drug racket in Capital, 2 IRBn constables among 5 arrested | 610-kg cannabis seized, 9 peddlers held in W/Kameng  

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR, Jun 01: A major contraband drug racket operating from Chandranagar area here in which two IRBn constables were involved has been busted by special investigation team (SIT) of Arunachal Pradesh police (APP).

Disclosing this during a press conference  in PHQ here on Monday, SIT SP Dr Navdeep Singh Brar disclosed that they have arrested five persons, including both constables and ‘commercial quantity’ heroin, Rs 3.33 lakh cash, syringes, nine mobile phones and bank passbooks with total deposits of Rs 6.77 lakh.

Those arrested have been identified as racket kingpin Oyar Panor, 51, Yayi Lendo Jomoh, Rain Rai, and IRBn cops Tenzin Lobsang and Christorper Tair. While Panor, Jomoh and Rai were arrested on May 28 from Chandranagar while both cops arrested on May 30 after their names surfaced during the probe.

The gang after obtaining medical emergency passes from Capital Complex DC office had proceeded to Guwahati to buy the contraband drugs from its main supplier and sold in Jullang, Chimpu and Mown-II areas, SP Brar said.

A case u/s 22 (b) and section 27A of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 has been registered against the five and further probe to trace out more accomplices and involvement of any GoAP was on.

However, he lauded SIT team including DySP T Bage, inspectors Ngilyang Lali, P Nikang, T Vijay, R Sona and SI K Wangsu in making the breakthrough to bust the racket.

Moreover, few of the wanted in the case are in Assam but police are looking for them after issuing warrants and they would be arrested soon, he added.

West Kameng district police, on a tip of, have also seized a huge consignment of cannabis in 32 bags weighting 610-kg between Balemu and Ankaling on May 30. However, two persons were arrested in the case after registering a case with Balemu police station. Nine drug peddlers have been arrested in last three months from across the district in three different cases against which cases were registered in various police stations, Brar added.

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