The Kokrajhar Police arrested one suspected drug peddler and recovered contraband heroin-like substance worth over Rs 20 lakhs from his possession.

The person was arrested in a joint operation by the police and security forces near Baruapara in bordering areas of Kokrajhar and Dhubri district.

Surjit Singh Paneswar Additional SP said that based on specific inputs, an operation was carried out in the area.

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During this operation, the police came in contact with a suspected person who on being questioned was found to be involved in alleged illegal contraband dealings.

The person was identified as Gul Hussain (19) of Hazaripara of Dhubri district.

On further investigation, the police found 186 vials of suspected heroin worth Rs 20 lakh in the international market.

He was immediately arrested from the spot and an investigation into the entire matter has been launched.

Rinoy Basumatary

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