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Will uncover Bahar Uddin’s entire trafficking chain: Nagaland Police

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, APRIL 2: Ongoing investigation of Bahar Uddin, identified as one of the major narcotic drug traffickers of the Northeast, has revealed that the accused had procured and trafficked more than 800 soap cases of heroin in the past 6-10 months, Nagaland Police informed on Tuesday.
In an update, it stated that Bahar Uddin was arrested at Sonitpur in Assam while two more persons were arrested at Dimapur and Imphal in Manipur respectively.
“As per available information, Bahar Uddin is one of the major Narcotic drug traffickers of the Northeast. He was primarily operating from Dimapur, Nagaland, with his supply chain having upward procurement and trafficking links in Manipur and downward sale linkages in Nagaland and Assam.
“Multiple cases of Ganja and Sunflower/Shanflower (heroin) trafficking are registered against him in Nagaland and other parts of country by different agencies”, read the statement.
Following the arrest, Nagaland Police conducted searches in Dimapur at different locations to collect further evidences.
“Incriminating material ~ documents, bank related papers, passbooks, multiple Sim cards (issued on fictitious names) and telephone devices (mobile handsets) have been seized.
“As per the investigations till now, Bahar Uddin has procured and trafficked more than 800 soap cases of Narcotic drug Sunflower/shanflower (heroin) from different suppliers operating from Manipur during the past 6-10 months. Also, he was involved in Ganja business since 1995”, it informed.
According to police, a detailed investigation regarding the cases and his role in trafficking of narcotics in the old as well as current cases is being undertaken.
“Nagaland Police will endeavour to unearth the entire trafficking chain in this case and also other cases.
“Meanwhile, the public is requested to share information on any traffickers, we would like to extend our appreciation to Angami Public Organization, Angami Youth Organisation, DAYO, and other CSOs who have been actively assisting the police whenever requested by deputing their representatives as witnesses etc.”, it stated.
Also, Nagaland Police requested members of the public to exercise caution.
“While possession and carrying of illicit drugs are offences, financing and coordinating trafficking activities or assistance in trafficking by hiding drugs or proceeds of drugs or providing shelter to criminals or allowing traffickers to transfer funds, etc. are offences too”, it added.
(Page News Service)