Large Stash Of Opium, Brown Sugar Confiscated From Arunachal Pradesh 

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In a major crackdown against drug menace, a team of the Anti-Drug Squad (ADS) Changlang have confiscated a massive stash of opium, weighing approximately 666 grams.

According to a press release issued by the Superintendent of Police (SP), Changlang – Mihin Gambo, APPS; the ADS team after receiving specific inputs about the movement of drug peddler on NH-215, established a Naka Checking at Taipong Area.

This team was led by SI AN Singh, OC PS Jairampur, and party along with Magistrate Ms Atu Yekar.

“During Naka checking, one car was intercepted and search was carried out in presence of Magistrate and recovered clothes smeared raw opium, weighing approx 666 gm. The owner of opium has been identified as Koha Manchey, 48 yrs, R/O 2 Miles, Namsai. On spot interrogation, he revealed that he cam from Namsai and have more opium at his residence.” – informs the release.

The press release further reads that “Based on his disclosure, a joint team of Anti-Drug Squad Changlang and Namsai was constituted under supervision of SP Changlang and SP Namsai. The joint team conducted raid at his residence located at 2 Mile, Namsai and recovered huge stash of opium weighing approx 2.168 Kg and sale proceed amount Rs 31,350/- from his possession. Accordingly, a criminal case under NDPS act registered at Jairampur PS.”

“In another event, on 22/06/2022, a surprise Naka checking was conducted at Namdang by Anti-Drug Squad of Changlang led by Insp C. Yanchang, SI P.Nath and their team. During checking, one car coming from Assam was intercepted. On searching the vehicle, the ADS team recovered suspected brown sugar approx 13.84 gm from the vehicle and owner of the drug identified as Hunkap Tangha (25 years) has been apprehended and seized the vehicle for peddling drug. Accordingly, a criminal case registered at Namtok PS under NDPS act.” – the release added.

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