Staff Reporter

Trashigang police arrested five men for abusing and illicit trafficking of controlled substances.

Police made the first arrest on April 10 based on a tip-off where two men, aged 30 and 32, were arrested from Chazam checkpoint around 11pm.

Police seized 42 capsules of SpasmoProxyvon Plus (SP+) from two men.

Police claimed that upon interrogation, they traced the distributor, purchasers and transporter of drugs in the locality. “They are all from Trashigang,” an official said. “We are investigating the main distributors.”

On April 13, police arrested another man from Trashigang town for possessing 72 capsules of SP+. He told police it is for self-consumption.

Police also arrested another man for possessing cigarettes but it was within the permissible limit.

Two men are on bail and three are still under police custody.