Kohima, Oct 13 (UNI) Dimapur police apprehended nine persons, along with one kg heroin worth Rs one crore at the Khermahal area of Dimapur town, official sources said here today.
Acting on a tip-off, police arrested one Mantu Debnath (42), along with the contraband, and on his confession, the entire gang of nine were arrested yesterday, the sources said.
The accused included a politician, who had contested unsuccessfully as an independent candidate from the Bokajan Assembly Constituency of Assam.
Later, he was arrested at Bokajan with the help of Assam police.
Meanwhile, investigation was on to apprehend the other members of the inter-state smuggling gang, operating in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland, the sources added.