Big drug catch for Nagaland Police

KOHIMA, MAY 24 (MExN): The Nagaland Police intercepted over 33 kg of illicit drugs over the past three weeks. It comprised 2 kg of heroin and 31 kg of opium.

According to a press release from the DGP, Rupin Sharma, the catch was a result of the Nagaland state government’s ongoing "War Against Drugs." The press release however was only posted on the DGP’s Facebook wall late on May 24. 

“The Nagaland Police, in continuation of the ‘War Against Drugs’ of #NagalandGovernment, has recovered and seized drugs worth more than Rs. 15 crore 82 lakhs 41 thousand (approx.) in various operations in the past three weeks in operations conducted by the Narcotic Police Station of Nagaland Police,” it said. 

The release did not specify the where, how and when, while only stating that 4 NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act) cases were registered in connection with the drug haul and 9 persons arrested, including 2 women. 
It added that investigation revealed that the drug trafficking route has inter-state and international dimensions with links to Assam, Punjab, Manipur and Myanmar.

As per the release, the opium consignment was destined for Amritsar and Tarn Taran in Punjab, by road. One consignment of ‘Shanflower’ (brown sugar), also known as sunflower, was enroute to Lahe, Myanmar via Kohima, Dimapur, Mon and Lungwa. It said that the source point was Senapati and 4 persons, that included 4 Myanmar nationals, were arrested in this instance. 

Meanwhile, the Nagaland Police appealed to the public to provide information of sale of any form of narcotic drugs to the nearest police station or the Narcotic Police Station, Police Headquarters or through the ‘MADEIN’ mobile App. “The identity of the informant shall be kept confidential,” it said.