City police have arrested a suspected drug smuggler with heroin in the Garchuk area in Guwahati.
Acting on specific input that some drug peddlers were carrying suspected narcotic substances from the ISBT, Betkuchi to Garchuk, a team of police on Thursday intercepted the person.
During the search, two plastic soap cases containing 23 grams of heroin were recovered from the possession of the drug peddler.
The arrested drug peddler has been identified as Faruk Hussain, a resident of Barpeta district.
A case was registered at the Garchuk police station under the NDPS Act, police said.