GUWAHATI: In an operation against narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, Kamrup police on Friday, September 13 arrested an alleged drug peddler namely Ikram Ali.
The police also seized around 300 grams of suspected brown sugar. Ali hails from Rangia.
It is to be mentioned that earlier on September 6, Mangaldai police had arrested a female school teacher along with her husband in Baaghpari area of Mangaldoi for allegedly being involved in drug peddling.
The business of drugs has seen a rapid escalation in Guwahati in the past few years. A wide range of drugs including ganja, heroin, opium, party drugs and psychotropic substances are now available in Guwahati.
In 2016, Assam Police had recorded the highest number of cases under the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act over the last decade. It showed a threefold rise in cases from 121 registered in 2006 to 382 cases registered in 2016.
In the last four years (2015-2018), a total of 1,410 cases have been registered with the Assam police under the NDPS Act. Interestingly, the number of cases registered in 2018 was 2.5 times the number of cases registered in 2015.
In 2018 alone, as many as 455 cases under NDPS Act were registered with the Assam police. However, a senior police official told G Plus that the actual cases occurring in the state is much more than those registered. More