Monday, September 06, 2021

Assam Police arrests 5 drug peddlers, seizes narcotics worth Rs 8 crore in 2 operations

Guwahati: Based on intelligence input, a police team from Karbi Anglong district led by Bokajan sub-divisional police officer Jon Das, launched a search operation at Balijan Forest Gate Tiniali under Bokajan Police Station on Sunday and intercepted an autorickshaw bearing Nagaland registration.

The police team found around 1 kg of heroin packed into 78 soap cases which were kept hidden inside the autorickshaw.

A police officer of Karbi Anglong district said that the market value of the seized drugs is estimated at around Rs 8 crore.

A person hailing from Assam’s Morigaon district has also been booked along with the contraband drugs, said the police.

Taking to Twitter, the Karbi Anglong Police wrote,“Yet another success story! Karbi Anglong Police team recovered 1 KG heroin this morning under the leadership of SDPO Bokajan. We won't let the upcoming generation ruin their lives consuming illicit drugs (sic)”

05/09/21 Hemanta Kumar Nath/India Today

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