GUWAHATI, Sept 13 - A notorious drug peddler, who had long been evading arrest, was caught this afternoon by the Satgaon Police.
The accused, Aftar Hussain, is a resident of Nowapara under the Satgaon Police Station.
Eighteen containers of suspected heroin were seized from the possession of the accused, ACP (Noonmati) Purabi Mazumdar said.
The ACP said Hussain had been absconding since June last. �I and Satgaon officer-in-charge had chased him on June 15. He had managed to escape then by abandoning his vehicle � a red colour i10. That day we had recovered 12 containers of heroin from the vehicle. A case was registered under the NDPS Act in this connection,� Mazumdar said.
�After tracking him, we finally caught him today afternoon and arrested him,� she said, adding that Hussain had been running a drug racket in the area for the last several months.