A slew of stringent measures has been failing to prevent the illegal opium trading from proliferating in some pockets of upper Assam. A section of people is still running this trade with a strong network forcing the authorities to step in. In a sudden drive, the Nazira administration claimed to have busted a opium trading network fetching a huge relief for the people. Acting on a tip off, Nazira SDO (CIVIL) Dr Sadnek Singh accompanied by SDPO Vengkatesh Dhotre conducted a raid in the Ward No 6 recently where two youths were held as they were consuming opium and during interrogation they revealed the network while the supplier managed to escape from the spot. It may be recalled that the local residents have been lodging a number of complaints before the authorities about the rising immoral activities in the area.
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