The state police’s anti-narcotics wing conducted an operation based on specific inputs in the Changlang district during which the three were apprehended.
Those detained have been identified as Winlun Hallang aged 35 years, Wangton Hangphuk aged 37 years and Samhom Tangha 50 years old. Both Hallang and Hangphuk are residents of Kuthung village in Lazu circle of the Tirap district.
According to reports, the two were in hiding in the house that belonged to Tangha. The ADS’s Changlang unit raided Tangha’s house based on information regarding the movement of drug peddlers in Longkey village under Khimiyang circle.
Approximately 2.24 kilograms of cloth smeared with suspected opium was recovered from the possession of the arrested individuals during the raid.
Meanwhile, an investigation has been initiated by Arunachal Pradesh police into the incident.