Darjeeling: Darjeeling police have made a major breakthrough in busting drug peddler ring in town and arrested seven persons and recovered heroin from their possession.
A police officer said three persons, Shivam Thapa, Sovit Rai and Mohit Thapa, had been arrested from near the Lloyd Botanic Garden area on Wednesday. “Twenty-five grams of heroin and a large number of chemical substances were recovered from them,” said the officer.
“Another accused Vicky Roma of Kakjhora was also apprehended later in the day,” he added.
A raid was also conducted at Chowk Bazar and Gaddikhana and 15 people involved in illegal gambling were arrested on Wednesday. “Gambling equipment, including computers, were seized during the raid,” said the officer.
Two days back, the police had also arrested three persons involved in the drug peddling in town.