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Assam: Drugs worth Rs 8.5 crore seized, four arrested

Updated on: 24 May,2024 06:13 PM IST  |  Guwahati
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The seized contraband include 20,000 Yaba tablets and 418 gms of brown sugar

Assam: Drugs worth Rs 8.5 crore seized, four arrested

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Assam: Drugs worth Rs 8.5 crore seized, four arrested

Drugs worth Rs 8.5 crore have been seized and four persons have been arrested in two separate operations in Assam's Cachar district on Friday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, reported news agency PTI.

In a post on X, the cheif minister said,"In two successful anti-narcotic drives conducted by @cachar police, it seized a huge swath of narcotic substances" 

As per the PTI report, the operation was conducted jointly with the Assam Rifles. The seized contraband include 20,000 Yaba tablets and 418 gms of brown sugar.

'The price of the seized items are Rs 8.5 crore and four accused have been arrested', the chief minister added. 

In another incident in Mizoram, more than 1 kg of heroin worth Rs 8.4 crore has been seized by Assam Rifles and Mizoram police from Champhai district, an officer of the paramilitary force said on Friday.

As per the PTI report, the joint team of Assam Rifles and Mizoram police acted on a tip-off. The joint team seized the heroin from a car at Ngur Village in east Mizoram's Champhai district on Wednesday, an officer said. 

The contraband was believed to be smuggled from Myanmar, she said, reported PTI.

No person has been arrested in connection with the seizure, the officer added. 

Earlier this month, the Mizoram Police Check-gate duty at Chalbawia Junction Khankawn, while conducting random checking of vehicles on May 11, recovered 99 soap cases containing powder suspected to be heroin from one vehicle. 

The said vehicle was plying from Champhai towards Aizawl and the soap cases were kept concealed inside the car dashboard and within the panels of the four doors. The suspected heroin, weighing a total of 1.110 kgs with value of Rs 33,30,000 (approx.), were seized. 

The accused Paumuansanga was arrested and investigation to locate the origin of the contraband has been launched.

On the same day,  Zokhawthar Police Staff and 42th Assam Rifles, Zokhawthar Post conducted joint operation near Thangkhup Kai, Zokhawthar Village and recovered suspected Crystal Methamphetamine weighing a total of 3105 grms i.e 3.105 Kgs value of Rs 9.1 crore (approx.)


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