Capital Police arrests 2 drug peddlers

NAHARLAGUN, The Capital Police arrested a total of 3 persons and a juvenile in connection with two separate cases including drug peddling and printing fake Indian currency notes.

The media cell of the Capital Police informed that on Tuesday at 2:30 pm information was received from reliable sources that one lady was going to sell drugs, suspected to be heroin near LBS Mess at Ganga in Itanagar.

After receiving the information, a team of police, led by Itanagar SDPO Kamdam Sikom, Itanagar PS Officer-in-Charge Inspector P. Simi, Sub-Inspector Kenter Tacha, head constable M Kamgo along with other police personnel from the SP office and the police station.

The police team under the direct supervision of the Capital Superintendent of Police Jimmy Chiram laid a trap and placed a decoy customer near LBS mess area.

In the meantime, one lady, identified as 29-year-old Toko Ripa of Dokum Colony at Naharlagun, who is a habitual drugs addict, reached the spot and tried to sell drugs to the consumers, the police said.

The police team immediately intercepted her on the spot and recovered 10 plastic tubes containing drugs weighing 12.29 gm, suspected to be ‘heroin’ and a cash amount of Rs. 4,020 from her possession which were later seized, the media cell of Capital Police said in a statement.

On further interrogation, Ripa revealed that the seized contraband substance was given to her for selling by one drug peddler, named 32-year-old Yayi Lendo Jomoh.

She also disclosed that Lendo had more drugs (heroin) which she kept in her rented house for selling to the customers.

On the basis of her confession, the police team conducted a raid in Lendo’s rented apartment at Abotani Colony.

During the raid, 11 plastic tubes containing drugs (heroin) weighing 8.58 gm, one plastic pouch packed in soap case containing drugs (heroin) weighing 10.50 gm, empty 170 plastic tubes were recovered from her possession, police said.

A case has been registered at the Itanagar Police Station vide Case No. 25/2022 under section 21 (b) NDPS Act against both the accused. Sub-Inspector Sanjeet Kr Jha has been given the responsibility for further investigation.

In another case, on the basis of information received from source about printing of fake Indian currency note (FICN) of Rs. 500, the police team swung into action and apprehended one juvenile involved in the crime from D-Sector in Itanagar.

The juvenile revealed that Yayi Lendo Jomoh gave him money to purchase one colour printer for printing fake Indian currency notes which he kept in another undisclosed rented room of YL Jomoh at Abotani Colony in Itanagar.

The police team, led by SDPO K. Sikom, Inspector Phassang Simi, Sub-Inspector K.Tacha, conducted raid in the rented room where one boy namely Hogli Ori (30 yrs) was detained.

From Ori’s possession, the police team recovered one HP colour printer for printing fake Indian counterfeit currency note and one unused bottle black ink.

One real Indian currency note of Rs. 500, one plastic scale and one small-size scissor were recovered.

The police team also recovered a large number of fake Indian counterfeit currency notes (FICNs) of Rs. 500.

Accordingly, a case has been registered at Itanagar Police Station vide Case No. 26/2022 U/S 489 (A)/489 (C)/489 (D)/ 120 (B)/34 IPC and directed SI Kenter Tacha for further investigation.

SP Chiram has requested the denizens of Capital Complex to be more cautious about drug menace and inform the Capital Police immediately if anyone has any information about drug peddlers in the Capital Complex. They also can dial 112 for any immediate assistance, the police said.

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