The Assam Police made a major achievement against their fight against contraband drugs in the state. Working on the basis of a pin pointed intelligence report, the Assam Police recovered heroin and brown sugar worth Rs 5 crore from a Guwahati bound truck, which was coming from Manipur.
The truck was intercepted at the check post on Dimapur-Manja Road in Karbi Anglong district.
“Heroin and brown sugar worth Rs 5 crore seized in Karbi Anglong district and two persons arrested”, said the police. The police team that intercepted and raided the truck was led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Nahid Karishma.
Reportedly, 75 packets of Yaba, each containing 200 of the tablets were recovered from the possession of the two arrested persons. The truck was also carrying 68 packets of brown sugar, with 13-15 grams of the drug in each packet.
This comes as a major blow to the drug export and import racket in Northeast India. The state police forces and the central forces in the north eastern states are recovering drugs almost on a daily basis.
In most of the cases, the market value of the drugs remain between a few lakhs to 1 crore of Indian currency. The recovery of drugs worth Rs 5 crore is a big hit to the anti-social elements operating in and around the region.
The last big drug seizure in Assam took place on 24 September in Cachar district, where the police recovered around 4000 WY tablets and apprehended a person under the drug trafficking charges.