Arunachal Police’s recent crackdown on the drug trade in the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR) has led to an arrest of a police constable along with six others within a week.
The police here recently arrested one Chillong Techi, a constable posted at the Itanagar Women Police Station on suspicion of drug peddling around the ICR that consists of Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa.
The other arrested have been identified as Joram Agung, Dani Kamo, Monika Chetry, Taksingh Chetry, Putukan Hazarika, and Diganta Gogoi alias Diggu Bhai.
The police team which was led by Naharlagun SDPO Dekio Gumja, inspector K Yangfo and sub-inspector S S Jha also recovered around 68.24 grams of suspected heroin from the arrested persons and a case under sections 21(b) and 27(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against them.
Addressing a press conference late on Tuesday, Capital SP Jimmy Chiram said constable Techi was arrested on June 13 along with Agung and Kamo on suspicion of drug trafficking.
“Later during interrogation, Techi revealed that he would misuse his uniform to peddle drugs into the ICR after buying it from one Diggu Bhai of Banderdewa, following which other arrests were made,” the SP added.
Chiram also informed that the police in the last three years have arrested 73 people under the NDPS Act and recovered around 17.700 kilograms of marijuana, 508.86 grams of brown sugar, 1058.75 grams of heroin and 39 nitrosun, amounting to Rs 13,73,813 lakh. Rs 2. 38 lakh has also been recovered in this process, the SP said.