Police on Sunday night seized a huge quantity of drugs, worth Rs 25 crore in central Assam’s Karbi Anglong district and one person arrested.

“The market value of the 5.05 KG 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 operation is part of an ongoing drive against drugs declared by DGP Assam on 26 Jun’20,” Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said in a tweet.

“The war on drugs is on and the Assam Police just delivered the biggest blow yet to the drug mafias! The Karbi Anglong police last night (Sunday night) seized a whopping 5 KGs of quality Heroin at Assam-Nagaland border. Kudos to the team,” he said in another tweet.

Revealing the recovery, a police official said that based on a specific information over possible movement of drugs into Assam, the Dillai police set up a mobile check over NH 36 and recovered the contraband drugs weighting over 5 kg from a truck bearing registration number AS 01KC 4951 early Monday morning.

The approximate face value of the seized drugs is reported to be over 30 crore in the international black market.

Police have also arrested the driver Ismail Ali (30), a resident of Pachania Pahar of Jogigopha in Bongaigaon district.

Cash amounting Rs 50,000 have also been seized from possession of the arrested driver. As per the preliminary investigation, the truck was coming from Manipur and was enroute to Guwahati.

Meanwhile, the Assam police on Friday night intercepted a Guwahati-bound truck coming from Manipur at a checkpost on the Dimapur-Manja road and recovered drugs including brown sugar, heroin and Yaba (Methamphetamine) tablets valued at Rs 5 crore from the vehicle in the same Karbi Anglong district and arrested three people.

The drugs, which were in 143 packets, are suspected to have been smuggled from Myanmar through Manipur, which shares around 400 km of unfenced border with the neighbouring country.

On Saturday, Assam Rifles had intercepted 670 grams of heroin and 1,24,000 Yaba tablets worth Rs 6.4 crores near Moltuk in Chandel district in southern Manipur.

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