Drug peddler arrested

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The state Police on Sunday nab a drug peddler along with 39.75 grams of heroin from Umshing here.

George Diengdoh (23) has been arrested after seizing 3 soapboxes containing heroin with net weight being 39.75 grams from his possession, East Khasi Hills SP, Sylvester Nongtnger said on Sunday.

He said a case under the NDPS Act is being taken up.

Earlier, the ANTF swung into action after receiving intelligence tip-off that a suspect by the nickname Breezy was proceeding from Byrnihat to buy drugs.

However the suspect manages to evade the police Naka as he could not be identified but the ANTF manages to locate him somewhere in Umshing area, the SP said.

Accordingly, the Rangbah Shnong was contacted and after some race, the suspect’s location was zeroed upon leading to the arrest of Diengdoh.