Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma shared that the Karbi Anglong Police has recovered 685.65 grams of heroin, 3.118 kilogram Yaba tablets and apprehended two persons after intercepting a vehicle.

“In an anti-narcotics operation carried out by @karbianglongpol at wee hours, a vehicle was intercepted based on actionable intelligence and upon thorough checking, 685.65gms heroin and 3.118kg YABA tablets (over 29,400 tabs) were recovered. The items were being carried from a neighbouring State and two people have been apprehended,” Sarma said in a post on ‘X’.

Meanwhile, the Assam Police seized 1.7 kilograms of heroin worth approximately Rs 8.5 crore and arrested one person in the Dholaikhal area near the Assam-Mizoram border.

“Based on secret information, Cachar police conducted a special operation along the Assam-Mizoram border at Dholaikhal area near Dholaikhal Border Outpost under the jurisdiction of Dholai Police Station,” informed Numal Mahatta, Superintendent of Police of Cachar district.

“During the operation, the police team apprehended a person, namely, Abdul Ahat Laskar (33 years old). During the course of a proper search, the police team recovered 139 numbers of soap cases containing heroin from his possession. Later on, the recovered articles were seized weighing about 1.700 kilograms. The price of the contraband items in the black market is about Rs 8.5 crore,” Numal Mahatta said.

The senior police officer further said the consignment is suspected to have been illegally transported from Chaiphai, Mizoram.Further legal action has been initiated.

Earlier in May, the Assam Police seized 1.2 kg of heroin from a truck and apprehended a person in Assam’s Karimganj district. According to police, the market value of the seized drugs is estimated at around Rs 10 crore.

Partha Protim Das, Superintendent of Police of Karimganj district, said that, based on secret information, the police team set up naka checking at the Dharmanagar Basti area under Badarpur police station and intercepted a truck.

“During checking, our police team recovered 110 soap cases of heroin weighing about 1.2 kg from the front seat of the truck. The truck was coming from Aizawl in Mizoram,” SP Karimganj Partha Protim Das said. (ANI)