In a major operation against the threat of drugs, Assam police apprehended five youths from Dima Hasao district and recovered a large quantity of contraband substances in their possession.

Based on specific information about the movement of an individual carrying contraband items in a public transport vehicle; a police team launched an operation in the Jatinga area and apprehended an individual in the transport vehicle which took them to another residence where they arrested four other people.

Cops confiscated approximately 80 grams of suspected “heroin” in 181 boxes (mostly used in homeopathic medicines) and three strips of “Proxivon” capsules from the house and 250 empty boxes where contraband items are packaged and sold.

Identified as – Marcil Suchiang, Thairingdao Naiding, Rahul Suchiang, Kailianmuan Lienthang, Bishal Dey (22); all of these apprehended offenders were arrested under Section 21b/29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 (NDPS).

According to the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Dima Hasao District – Jayant Singh; they attempt to uncover the main supplier and others involved in the racketeering.

Meanwhile, further investigation into the matter is underway.