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Drug peddler held at Itakhola, Assam

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HT Correspondent

BISWANATH CHARIALI, May 14: The police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered 8 gram of heroin from Saikia Chuburi in Itakhola in Sonitpur district.

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The accused has been identified as Rohit Basumatary (31), son of one Atul Basumatary who originally hailed from Pukhuripara village under Uriamghat Police Station of Golaghat district.

A team of police headed by Shyamal Jyoti Saikia, officer in-charge of the Sootea Police Station apprehended Basumatary and recovered a soap case containing 8 gram heroin late in the evening on May 12. According to sources, the police team had been following the drug peddler for a long time. The police team also seized a scooty from him.

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