About 1.33 quintal ganja seized, 7 peddlers arrested

About 1.33 quintal ganja seized, 7 peddlers arrested

| Maksam TAYENG |

PASIGHAT, Feb 6: In a major drug haul, the Ruksin Police with the help of Women Against Social Evils (WASE) activists and magistrate recently seized about 1.33 quintal of ganja worth lakhs of rupees at Depi and Depi-Moli villages under Ruksin sub-division and arrested seven drug peddlers along with the cannabis.

Three of the seven arrestees are stated to be the Panchayat members of Depi and Depi Moli villages.

All arrested accused have been sent to 7 days police remand. Following registration of a case (No. 02/2018) U/S 20 A(b) I/27(a) (b) NDPS Act, police launched investigation to find whether other people were involved in unlawful drug trade, informed OC Ruksin PS, Tater Tamut  when contacted.

Meanwhile, Ruksin ADC T Pada lauded the effort of WASE members who were there at the ground and helped police in nabbing the drug peddlers. He also appealed to all concerned not to cultivate cannabis.

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