Tura, April 13: A well known drug peddler, Simon R Marak, was arrested today after a raid on his house led to the recovery of over a 1000 capsules of an addictive painkiller, Spasmo Proxyvon by Tura police from the Matchakolgre locality.
According to police, rise in incidents of drug use amongst the youths had led to a comprehensive probe into the source of the drug leading to the arrest today after investigations pointed to Simon being one of the main peddlers.
A police team obtained a warrant and raided his house after the area was cordoned off. The search led to the recovery of 1156 SP capsules.
“We had received information from credible sources that the accused was selling contraband, psychotropic substances from his residence. Upon raiding his house 47 strips (of 24 capsules) along with 28 loose capsules were recovered and seized,” said SP of WGH, Dr MGR Kumar.
The raid was led by a DSP along with the CI and OC of Tura PS who went with a team.
The drugs were seized and sealed on the spot and the accused taken into custody.
“A suo moto case has also been registered and further investigation into the matter is being taken up. We were able to zero down in the case following inputs of young buyers visiting the house of the accused on a regular basis,” said Dr Kumar.