The arrested person has been taken to police custody Credit: EastMojo Image

Kohima: In a major development, the Assam police on Sunday night made its “biggest blow” to the “drug mafias” as quality heroine worth Rs 25 crore were seized along the Nagaland-Assam border at Karbi Anglong.

Sources told EastMojo that a Guwahati-bound truck from Imphal, Manipur was intercepted along the Nagaland-Assam border. A native of Bongaigqon district in Assam was apprehended in this regard.

The Director General Of Police (DGP) Assam, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta took to Twitter to inform that in the war on drugs, the Assam Police had delivered its biggest blow to the drug mafias as a whopping 5.05 kg of heroin was recovered by the Karbi Anglong Police on Sunday night.

The DGP said that the market value of the recovered heroin is worth Rs 25 crore. The arrested person is identified as Ismail Ali, son of Akabor Ali under Jogighopa PS.

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A Guwahati bound truck from Imphal was intercepted

“The WAR ON DRUGS is on and @assampolice just delivered the biggest blow yet to the drug mafias! The @karbianglongpol last night seized a whopping 5KGs of quality Heroin at Assam Nagaland border. Kudos to the team!,” the DGP tweeted.

In a subsequent, he wrote: “The market value of the 5.05KG of heroin recovered is said to be Rs.25 Crores! One Ismail Ali , S/o Akabor Ali under Jogighopa PS has been taken into custody. This op. is part of ongoing drive against drugs declared by DGP Assam on 26 Jun’20”.

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The recovered items

Sources also informed EastMojo that the international market value of the recovered heroin is worth over Rs 30 Crore.

According to the Assam police, the operation is part of ongoing drive against drugs which was declared by the DGP Assam on June 26 this year.

Meanwhile on September 25, a chief secretary-level meeting on Assam-Nagaland border issues was held at Rhododendron conference hall, Central Police Officers’ Mess, Police Complex in Chumukedima, Dimapur.

As per sources, issues relating to drug menace along the border were also deliberated in the meeting, besides various other border issues. The high-level meeting on border issues was reportedly held after six years since 2014.

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