Tuesday, May 29, 2007


GANGTOK, May 28: Drug haul are on a high once again, indicating the unrestrained menace around the State. Following raids and recovery of a huge catch of drugs from Singtam on May 27, Sikkim Police on the same day nabbed another drug peddler at Namchi, South Sikkim.

Acting upon source information, the Namchi Police on May 27 arrested one Yogesh Chettri (24), resident of Upper Boomtar, Namchi with 232 tablets of Spasmo Proxyvon. Yogesh Chettri, son of Chandra Bahadur Chettri, reportedly was also detained earlier under same charges.

The accused Chettri was on his way to Namchi after attending a funeral at Darjeeling when he was arrested. An addict himself, the accused reportedly was also an inmate of the rehabilitation centre at Nimtar (32 mile, Singtam) for 4½ months earlier when he was arrested under same grounds.

In Gangtok, the Sadar Police arrested two more drug addicts-Jitendra Gurung and Kalzang Dorjee Bhutia, residents of Tadong and Thatenchen respectively. The Police recovered a total of 34 phials of Spasmo Proxyvon from them. Both have been booked and are in Police custody now.

The Singtam Police on May 27 arrested Padam Pradhan (30) and Saran Tamang (36), both resident of Singtam with a catch of 308 phials of Spasmo Proxyvon and 37 bottles of Chorex syrup. The Police recovered the drugs following a raid at the residence of the two accused, who were thereafter detained and interrogated by the Singtam Police. Market value of the seized items was estimated at around Rs 7,000.