7 held under NDPS Act in Tuensang, 1 for ‘cheating’ 

Tuensang, July 26 (MExN):  The Tuensang Police has apprehended six persons for possession of illegal drugs in the recent past while another was arrested for cheating. 

A press release from the district police PRO informed that the first arrest was made on July 18, when the Quick Response Team (QRT) Crime Branch, Tuensang Police under the command of UBSI Adikhum Sangtam conducted house search at Litsung '13' Ward Longkhim Town based on specific input.

It resulted in recovery of 17.21 grams (approx) of suspected Heroin from the possession of one Zungtholi of Lirise village and presently a resident of Litsung '13' Ward, Longkhim town.

On July 22, Tuensang PS (Police Station) personnel under the command of ASI Chongshen conducted a search operation recovered 2.23 grams (approx) of suspected heroin from the possession Johna Chang (50yrs) of Sipongsang village and residing in Seyouh Sector Tuensang Town. 

On the same day, the police under the command of UBSI I Yongkongtoshi conducted a house search with the representatives of the concerned colony leaders of Tuensang’s Phinjang Sector based on a tip off.

During the search, 1620 tablets of 0.5 Alprazolam was seized from the possession of Mukam (35yrs) of Waoshu village and residing in Phinjang Sector.

UBSI Yongkongtoshi also led a team on July 22 and arrested Ngushe of Tobu village and currently a resident of Burma camp Dimapur and recovered 37.39 grams (Approx) of suspected heroin from his possession.

Meanwhile, on July 26, after information was received from reliable source on drugs peddler coming to Tuensang, the QRT Crime Branch, Tuensang under the command of UBSI Adikhum Sangtam intercepted a bus (Blue Hill) at around 8:30 AM at ISBT Tuensang. 

During the search, the team seized suspected Heroin weighing approximately 32.33 grams packed in three soap containers from the possession of two women Ronthunglo (30 years) of  Bhandari and currently residing in Purana Bazaar, Dimapur and Yamtsnaui (32 Years) of Wui, staying at Second gate, Chümoukedima.

In all the cases, regular cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 have been registered for further investigation, the PRO release added. 

The PRO further informed that charge sheet has been filed against one person for alleged failure to deliver the materials after taking money for the same. 

According to the police, the case pertained to a First Information Report received from one Namangchubo of Kongkhum Haak Leadership Training Centre Tuensang, who alleged that one Bimal Kumar Agarwalla, a  resident of Mariani, Assam had  taken an amount of Rs 4,50,000 on 28/10/2020 for delivering few materials (without Challan), but failed to do so. 

In this connection, a case has been registered in Tuensang PS and Investigation Officer UBSI Yongkongtoshi led the probe. 

After receiving arrest warrant, a team led by I/O went to Jorhat and apprehended the accused and charge sheet has been filed after completing all legal formalities charge sheet, the PRO informed. 

The prompt action has solved a year-long pending case, the PRO added. 

Awareness on cybercrime
Meanwhile, with the aim of educating about the rising threat of cybercrime, the Tuensang Police organised an awareness programme on fraud for around 50 government employees from different departments in Tuensang Town on July 20.

During the same, ASI Putiyanger, Cybercrime Cell highlighted on some of the most common crimes such as cyber stalking, credit card fraud, identity theft, investment scams, online loan app scams, online mobile lottery scam, ransom ware, NFC scam, GB whatsapp scam, text bomb, phishing, simshing, vishing, OLX fraud, QR code fraud etc.

Participants were also informed on various complaint portals for registering online cyber crime such as NCRP (National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal), (ii). CEIR (Central Equipment Identity Register) & (iii). Helpline No- 1930. 

PRO & Addl SP, Tuensang further informed that in case of any cheating or cyber related crime one can come forward to Tuensang Police at the earliest.