A joint team of Assam police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) nabbed one drug peddler and recovered contraband worth Rs 10 lakhs from Jhagrarpar on the outskirts of Dhubri town.

The contraband included approximately 10,000 Yaba tablets in 50 packets, 200 plastic containers and cough syrups.

A cash amount of Rs 2.20 lakhs was also recovered from the possession of the accused.

The accused has been identified as Rofiqul Islam, a resident of Jhagrarpar under Dhubri Police Station.

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Acting on a specific information, the Quick Response Team of 48 Battalion of CRPF accompanied by police personnel conducted a raid at the residence of Islam late on Saturday night and recovered the huge consignment of contraband.

The police team was led by office- in-charge of Gauripur Police Station, Himakshi Nath.

The police have registered a case against the drug peddler under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and further investigations into the case are underway, said officer-in-charge of Dhubri Police Station, Partha Pratim Gogoi.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at: mkdhubri@gmail.com