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2 arrested with heroin in Itanagar

 ITANAGAR, May 18 - Two men have been arrested here along with 36 grams of heroin, police said Saturday.

They have been identified as Bengia Rigia (20), son of People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) chief Kahfa Bengia, and Sosar Punung, brother-in-law of Congress’s Palin constituency candidate Takam Pario, officials said.

While 31 grams of heroin have been found from Sosar, police said they seized five grams of the drugs from Bengia.

A team was formed to check drug peddling in the city and on prior inputs a probe was started and the duo was arrested, Superintendent of Police (Capital) Tume Amo said.

Sosar Punung was arrested from a government quarter at Vivek Vihar area of city and Bengia was arrested from his house in Mowb-II area, the officer said.

Police said they have also seized 58 long and 42 small plastic tubes used to sell drugs. – PTI

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