PASIGHAT, Jun 30: Police have arrested a drug peddler from Ruksin in East Siang district and seized 10 grams of heroin from his possession on Sunday.

Acting on inputs given by WASE mothers of Pasighat, a police team led by Ruksin SDPO Ayup Boko, Ruksin police station officer in-charge Igel Lollen and sub-inspector Kuncha Tangha searched for drug peddler one Hiren Bori and arrested him from Ruksin, East Siang superintendent of police Dr Sachin Singhal said.

During the search, the police team recovered 10 grams (approx.) of heroin from his possession, he said.

The SP said a case under Section 21 (b) of the NDPS Act has been registered against Bori at Ruksin police station.

Meanwhile, Dr Singhal has praised the WASE executives for their cooperation.

He appealed to the general public to share information on drug peddling/users, without any hesitation, to make East Siang a drug-free district.