ITANAGAR, 4 Aug: Three persons were arrested from CLF Colony in Nirjuli on Wednesday for being involved in drug peddling.
The arrests were made during a joint operation conducted by the Naharlagun and the Nirjuli police.
The arrestees have been identified as Sadam Hussain (23), Mofidul Islam (37), and Saddam Hussain, all from Lakhimpur district in Assam.
Suspected heroin weighing around 34.25 grams, along with Rs 10,000 in cash were seized from the trio.
A case [u/s 21 (b)/27 (a)/27 A/29 of the NDPS Act] has been registered against the three and the case is being investigated, the police said, adding that the trio were involved in procuring heroin from Nagaland and selling it in the Itanagar Capital Region (ICR).
The police team that made the arrests comprised SIs B Sumiyan and Techi Tado, Head Constable Iter Ngomdir, and Constables K Samyor, Lucky Tacho, Nabam Talo and Punyo Tari, under the supervision of ICR SP Jimmy Chiram.