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3 arrested in Margherita, drugs recovered

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HT Correspondent

MARGHERITA, May 10: The police arrested three persons and 329.81 grams of suspected contraband substances from a house in Bira Gate in Ledo in Tinsukia district.

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Based on reliable information, the police conducted a raid at the rented house in the midnight on Thursday and arrested three individuals. They also recovered 29 packets containing suspected contraband substances along with cash worth Rs 1 lakh.

The accused have been identified as Sanjib Kumar, Thang A and Maya Magar.

Sambhavi Mishra, Margherita sub-divisional police officer said, “This is our third major recovery in recent times and it is the largest so far. The approximate value of the seized drugs is between Rs. 8 to 10 lakh. We have also recovered around Rs. 1 lakh in cash.”

The police operation against drug trafficking has been intensified in various areas with several successful raids being conducted in the past few months.

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The accused are currently in police custody and further investigation is underway to unravel the drug syndicate’s network and supply chain.

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