Gangtok, Jan. 21: Three youths were arrested here yesterday with drugs which had been brought from Siliguri for sale among substance users in Sikkim.
Police recovered 1,460 capsules of Spasmo Proxyvon (commonly known as SP) and 42 capsules of Nitrosun 10 from the trio. Sources said both the medicines are painkillers and could be sold only on prescription.
“We received information that three persons possessing prescription drugs are in Gangtok. Immediately, a police team led by Sonam Chettri set off to arrest the peddlers. Two peddlers were picked up near Sir Thutop Namgyal Memorial Hospital around 2pm yesterday, while the third one was arrested from Metro Point,” said Tshering Sherpa, the Sadar police station in-charge.
The three are Rajeev Sewa, 32, Suren Pariyar, 35, and Prashant Subba, 28. Suren is from Kalimpong while the other two are from Gangtok.
The trio have been booked under the Sikkim Anti Drug Act of 2006 and remanded in judicial custody for 30 days.
The police said the drugs had been brought from Siliguri where they could be bought easily without prescription.