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25 August 2013

Seven Mizo Youths Held With Drugs

By Tejesh Kumar

Bongaigaon, Aug 25
: Seven youths from Mizoram were arrested last night with 68 packets of pseudoephedrine and cetrizine tablets at New Bongaigaon railway station.

The group, which comprised five boys and two girls including three minors, were coming from New Delhi on the Rajdhani Express and reached New Bongaigaon yesterday afternoon.

Police said the youths have confessed that they were supposed to hand over the consignment to peddlers in Guwahati. All mail and express trains halt for 10 to 15 minutes at the station.

An elderly person, according to the statement of the two girls, had arranged railway tickets, paid Rs 10,000 to each of them and gave the packets to be taken to Guwahati. But the girls did not reveal the name of the person.

Those arrested, excluding the juveniles, have been identified as Elixer Mpa, 21, Lalnuntluanga, 28, Lalrinomi, 19 and Zoram Mawii, 19.

The police had arrested another group, including two Mizo girls and four Mayanmarese youths, with 367 packets of narcotics at New Bongaigaon station on July 26.

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