4th Jun 2024 10:06:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter 

ITANAGAR, June 4:  In a significant crackdown on drug trafficking, the Itanagar Capital Police have arrested two inter-state drug peddlers and seized 348.58 grams of heroin, valued at approximately Rs 42 lakhs in the illegal market.
Superintendent of police -Itanagar, Rohit Rajbir Singh(IPS) in a press statement stated that, acting on a reliable tip-off on the night of 31st May last, police conducted a raid in the Itanagar Capital Region and apprehended 23-year-old Urgen Dorjee from Lower Chimpu, Itanagar. Dorjee, originally from Sera village in West Kameng district, was found in possession of 65 grams of heroin. He was promptly charged under ITA/PS/CASE NO.94/24 U/S 21(b) of the NDPS Act and remanded to police custody for further questioning.
During interrogation, Dorjee revealed that his supplier, Tithai Pou Golmei (28) from Noney district, Manipur, was a regular trafficker who supplied drugs from Imphal. Dorjee disclosed that Golmei was due to arrive in Itanagar with another shipment of drugs on 2nd June.
Based on this information, police set a trap and successfully intercepted Tithai Pou Golmei near the entry gate of Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) on 2nd June last. A search revealed 283.58 grams of heroin in his possession. Golmei was arrested and a case was registered under ITA/PS CASE NO. 95/24 U/S 21(b)/27A/29 of the NDPS Act.
Both Dorjee and Golmei have been identified as habitual inter-state drug smugglers. The police are currently investigating further to dismantle the broader network involved in the drug trafficking operation.
Meanwhile, SP has appealed to the public to stay alert and report any suspicious activities related to drug trafficking. Public cooperation is vital in combating the drug menace and ensuring community safety, he added.


Kenter Joya Riba

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