PASIGHAT, Jan 21: A marijuana (Ganja) peddler was arrested recently by the police from a kiosk at Mebo-Bodak-Raneghat tinali here following an FIR lodged by the NGO, Women Against Social Evils (WASE).
WASE general secretary Joya Tasung Moyong informed that they received information about the illegal trade from a source after which they conducted a raid and caught the owner, one Rosuddin Ahmed.
After interrogation and enquiry, Ahmed’s main supplier was arrested from Mebo Charali the next day.
“We have come to know that the main supplies are coming in from Anpum village under Dambuk sub-division in Lower Dibang Valley district and is a matter of serious concern for all of us,” said Moyong.
“Our fight against drug-abuse here in East Siang while conducting awareness campaigns in villages not to grow and cultivate marijuana is being stalled by suppliers from other areas,” she added.
WASE has appealed to ADC Dambuk and other neighbouring districts and village authorities to restrict rampant cultivation of such drugs in their respective jurisdictions.