Mokokchung, 22 March (MTNews): In a major successful operation spanning over many months, Nagaland Police, in close coordination with the Assam Police arrested Baharudin, a narcotics drug trafficking kingpin of the North-east from Sonitpur, Assam, an update from the Nagaland Police on Friday said.

Two other associates have also been arrested, one from Dimapur and one from Imphal. The operation was in continuation of the Nagaland Government’s “War Against Drugs.”

Nagaland Police said Baharudin is wanted in multiple known cases registered across the region and has been running a major drug network spread over many states, and involved in financing, procuring transportation and sale of sunflower, ganja and other dangerous drugs.

It further said Baharudin had been using multiple aliases, multiple identities, multiple phone numbers and numerous hideouts to carry on the trafficking in narcotics and numerous people have been associated with him in the conspiracies to traffic banned substances like ganja, brown sugar etc in the region. “He has tried to evade the law enforcement agencies for many years,” Nagaland Police confirmed.

The state police said that details are being withheld for operational reasons and further updates will follow in due course.

Nagaland Police also thanked the DGPs of Assam and Manipur for the assistance rendered.

Stating that “drug traffickers have been creating havoc in the families across the state of late with large number of youth falling victims to drug abuse,” Nagaland Police request people to continue to report drug sellers and traffickers to Police and also desist from providing support of any kind to these elements spreading toxin in the society.

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