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Nagaland Police steps up war against drugs; major drug trafficker arrested

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Apr 20, 2024 5:17 pm
Nagaland Police

DIMAPUR — In another successful crackdown against drug trafficking, Nagaland Police arrested a major drug trafficker identified as Md. Hassan Uddin alias Hasan Mamu, a resident of Dimapur, from Arunachal Pradesh.

According to a press release issued by Nagaland Police on Saturday, Hassan Uddin, son of Tamij Uddin, runs a medical store at Murgi Patti, Dimapur.

The accused was arrested in a joint operation launched by Nagaland Police along with Arunachal Pradesh Police and West Bengal Police, during the course of investigation into another case.

As per the investigation, Hasan Uddin used postal delivery system of India Post to send parcels of morphine from Dimapur to West Bengal. The morphine had apparently been sourced from Moreh.

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Parcels containing 2 kg morphine worth INR.8 crore were seized from Barrakpore, West Bengal, in the month of February 2024, by West Bengal Police.

According to Nagaland Police, Hasan has a history of narcotics related offences wherein he along with his brother Kamal Uddin and others are involved.

In some other cases too, three of accused persons arrested have been involved in previous cases of drug trafficking and indulged in trafficking while on bail, it said.

“Nagaland Government’s ‘War against drugs’ with Nagaland Police at its forefront to combat the menace of widespread availability and usage of synthetic drugs and psychotropic substances continues.

“Intensive checking of vehicles (MVCP), raids and checking of hotels, restaurants, etc., has been launched to prevent any such illegal activities,” the release stated.

While the state’s Forensic Science laboratory (FSL) in Dimapur was earlier equipped with a facility for quick analysis of samples of seized drugs, it went to inform that recently, the FSL and state police have acquired a state-of-the art 4K spectral camera, which can help develop and capture fingerprints even on porous surfaces and latent or hidden fingerprints.

“Drug Traffickers have been creating havoc in the families across the state of Nagaland with large number of youths falling victims to drug abuse. Nagaland Police request people to continue to report drug sellers and traffickers to Police and also desist from providing support of any kind to these elements spreading toxin in the society,” the release stated.

It further informed that the strict provisions of NDPS Act provide for forfeiture of properties acquired from the profits of drug trade and anyone purchasing such property from drug dealers have been cautioned to apply due diligence as they are “fit to be forfeited in due course of time.”

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Apr 20, 2024 5:17:26 pm
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