Two Govt employees arrested with heroin

ITANAGAR, Jul 9: In a major crackdown on drug trafficking, the Arunachal Pradesh Police has arrested two State Government employees, including a police personnel, who were found in possession of narcotics drugs in Gohpur area near here on Monday, Itanagar SP Rohit Rajbir Singh said on Tuesday.

The arrestees have been identified as Chow Molaping Mansai, 38, a resident of Kherem village in Namsai district who is serving as a constable with 2nd India Reserve Battalion (IRBn) and currently attached with Home Department, and Godak Tatak, 39, from Radum village in Kamle district, presently serving as a caretaker in the APEDA office, Itanagar.

The SP said that the operation, led by Itanagar SDPO Kengo Dirchi and Chimpu Police Station officer-in-charge Inspector N Nishant and supported by the CRPF personnel, resulted in the recovery of 27 vials containing 3.9 gram suspected heroin.

He stated that upon receipt of inputs about suspected drug peddling in the Gohpur area, a police team under SDPO Kengo Dirchi proceeded to the spot for reconnaissance. A strategic trap was laid, and the team successfully apprehended two individuals on NH-415 at Gohpur

In the presence of Executive Magistrate Takam Nicholas and local witnesses, the suspects were served notices. During the search, 10 plastic vials containing heroin (1.4 grams), 6 empty plastic vials, and 2 metallic foils were recovered from Chow Molaping Mansai. Based on their confessional statements, a further search of Godak Tatak's rented house led to recovery of 17 vials containing 2.5 gram heroin and one empty vial.

All seized items were properly weighed, packed, and sealed on the spot in presence of the Executive Magistrate and witnesses. A case has been registered at Chimpu PS under Sections 21(a)/29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, with SI SK Jha assigned to investigate the matter.

“The Capital Police remain committed to combating drug-related crimes and ensuring community safety,” stated the SP while urging the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to their nearest police station.