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Notorious drug lord arrested in Guwahati

Police arrested notorious drug kingpin Elahi Sheikh from his residence in the Chandmari area of Guwahati on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, police raided Sheikh's house and caught him along with a huge consignment of drugs. Police claimed to have found brown sugar weighing over 1 kg in his possession. Two drug peddlers - Bhutu Ali and Nazir Ali - were also arrested along with him.

Sheikh, who is considered the kingpin of the racket in the entire upper Assam region, parts of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, has been escaping police.

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