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Narcotics dealer apprehended in Margherita

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HT Correspondent

MARGHERITA, Aug 8: Margherita police continues to achieve significant breakthroughs in its unrelenting campaign against illicit narcotics. On Tuesday morning, a noteworthy seizure took place at Margherita Tea Estate’s Tiniali, where a substantial quantity of brown sugar was discovered inside a vehicle. The occupants, three young women hailing from Dimapur and Margherita, along with a youth from Golaghat district, were taken into custody.

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Under the leadership of Margherita sub divisional police officer Himanta Kumar Boro, in collaboration with Margherita police station’s in-charge, Pratap Gogoi, a dedicated police team conducted a targeted operation resulting in the apprehension of the three young women and the youth. The search yielded 80 grams of narcotics, discreetly concealed within seven soap boxes.

The youth, identified as Raju Ghosh from Golaghat, and two of the young women from Dimapur and Margherita respectively, were detained. Following interrogation, valuable information provided by the detainees led to a subsequent operation. A sizeable police contingent raided room number 206 at the Blue Moon Hotel in Margherita, where the suspects had sought refuge. During the search, authorities uncovered a cache of drugs meticulously hidden within 15 soap boxes beneath a bed. The estimated value of the seized narcotics surpassed Rs 7 lakh.

Hemanta Kumar Boro, the sub divisional police officer of Margherita, affirmed the commitment to persist in the relentless fight against drug-related offenses within the Margherita sub-division.

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