In a major success in the war against drugs, Assam Police seized 2.5 kg of Heroin valued at rupees 17.5 crore from a truck in Jorabat on the outskirts of Guwahati and arrested two persons on Thursday.
The development came four days after the Guwahati police seized heroin worth Rs 14 crore during multiple operations.
According to sources in Guwahati police, based on intelligence inputs, a police team intercepted a truck and recovered 205 cases of Heroin concealed in the oil tank. “The total recovery amounted to 2.5 kilograms of Heroin having an international value of rupees 17.5 crore,” the sources added.
The arrested persons have been identified as Dipak Sarma from Dimapur in Nagaland and Jamminlal from Manipur.
Commissioner of Guwahati police Harmeet Singh tweeted: “Bach ke kahan jaoge! #WarOnDrugs rages on!!”
Meanwhile, Assam Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma lauded the efforts of the Assam Police in stopping the drug smuggling and arresting the peddlers.
Sarma tweeted: #AssamAgainstDrugs
Whatever means the drugs mafia may choose to hoodwink Police – they will never succeed.
@GuwahatiPol fished out 205 soap cases of Heroin (about 2.5 kgs) from the petrol tank of this truck. Two residents of two other states nabbed.
Brilliant act @assampolice
Ever since the formation of the new BJP government in Assam in May this year, the Assam police has launched a massive crackdown on drugs and seized contrabands worth hundreds of crores rupees in less than 4 months.
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