Guwahati Police Bust Drug Trafficking Ring, Arrest Three Suspects


Guwahati Police nabbed three people and confiscated illegal tablets, such as Nitrazepam and SPS-PHEN, in a crackdown on Thursday, May 9.

The arrests followed a tip-off received by a police team from Jalukbari OP, who intercepted a couple near Adabari. The couple, identified as Hiteswar Kalita and Mamoni Kalita, also known as Mamoni Begum, were caught with 24 Nitrazepam tablets.

After detaining them, a search of their residence uncovered an additional 137 Nitrazepam tablets in the Government Railway Police (GRP) quarter occupied by Hiteswar Kalita’s father, Retired Havildar Ratneswar Kalita. Further questioning of the couple revealed that Hiteswar Kalita works for the NGO ‘Global Organization for Life Development’ (GOLD) as a Peer Educator, engaging with the drug user community.

However, his association with the NGO allegedly served as a front for his involvement in drug trafficking. Both Hiteswar Kalita and Mamoni Kalita are undergoing Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) at Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).The interrogation also led the police to another suspected drug dealer, Amarendra Kalita, who was apprehended in Pragjyotish Housing Complex, Ghoramara. Police seized 1,093 tablets, including SPS-PHEN and Nitrazepam, from his possession.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the arrested individuals have links to a contact in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, from whom they procure drug consignments via pharmacies and other channels.

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