Khonsa: The Anti-Drug Squad of the Tirap police has claimed to have busted a major drug racket in the Tirap district with the arrest of two drug peddlers including a female kingpin.

Those arrested have been identified as W. Ajang and Y. Boi. Tirap superintendent of police Kardak Riba said Boi was responsible for running several drug rackets in the district.

“Following inputs from sources and information collected so far from an under investigation case, we came to know that the main supplier of drugs in the Deomali area was a woman. She was also the one who was supplying drugs to Khonsa, the headquarters of Tirap district,” SP Riba said.

The inputs were accordingly shared with the Anti-Drug Squad (ADS) and the Deomali police station officer-in-charge sub-inspector (SI) Noksey Lowang was also asked to assist the team, the SP said.

The ADS led by inspector Wangngoi Kamhua and SI Ongsa Rongrang along with executive magistrate Ripi Doni and SI Lowang first raided the suspected location near the PWD inspection bungalow in Deomali where they apprehended Ajang and recovered around 11.31 grams of suspected heroin, some cash and a mobile phone from him.

Following on the spot interrogation Ajang gave away the name of Boi, the female drug kingpin, and led the ADS to her house located at Batey Colony in Deomali, Riba said.

The house of Boi was searched thoroughly in the presence of executive magistrate Doni and jurisdictional executive magistrate Balban Kamlo after which around 38.45 grams of suspected heroin, cash amounting to Rs 5460 and two pipes used for consuming/inhaling the drugs were recovered by the ADS.

A case under section 21(B) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered against the arrested duo.

SP Riba said the arrest of the two drug peddlers, especially that of Boi is expected to cause a major setback to drug dealers and addicts of the area.

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