NAMSAI, 23 Jun: A joint team of the anti-drug squads (ADS) of Changlang and Namsai districts arrested a person, identified as Koha Manchey (48), a resident of 2 Mile area here, on Wednesday.
The arrest was made after the Changlang ADS, led by SI AN Singh, stopped a car at a naka point in Taipong area and checked the vehicle in the presence of Magistrate Atu Yekar.
Clothes smeared with raw opium, weighing approximately 666 gms, were seized from Manchey’s possession.
Based on his disclosure, the joint team, under the supervision of the SPs of the two districts, conducted a raid at his residence in 2 Mile, and recovered a huge stash of opium, weighing approximately 2.168 kgs, along with sales proceeds of Rs 31,350.
A criminal case under the NDPS Act has been registered at the Jairampur police station in this regard.
Earlier on the same day, a surprise naka checking was conducted at Namdang by the Changlang ADS, led by Inspector C Yanchang. During checking, a car coming from Assam was intercepted, and on searching the vehicle, the ADS recovered suspected brown sugar weighing approximately 13.84 gms from the vehicle.
The owner of the drug has been identified as Hunkap Tangha (25). Both his car and the drug were seized.
A criminal case under the NDPS Act has been registered in this regard, Changlang SP Mihin Gambo informed in a release.