The Assam police has tasted a major success in its crusade against drugs mafia in the state.
Heroin, weighing 1.12 kilograms, were seized by the officials of Assam police from Sonapur near Guwahati city late on Saturday night.
The seized heroin has been estimated to be worth over Rs 7 crore in international markets.
#AssamAgainstDrugs@assampolice continues its tirade against drugs mafia!@GuwahatiPol intercepts huge consignment of 1.2 kg heroin (100 packets) coming from another state. We are determined to curb and eliminate drugs business.
We have arrested 6 in this case so far. pic.twitter.com/wFq3Jw058A
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 28, 2021
The drugs were seized from a Tata Bolero car near the Sonapur Toll Gate.
The heroin consignment (94 packets, each weighing 12 grams) were stuffed into different parts of the car, including the engine compartment, seats, tail lamps, etc.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the drugs were smuggled into Assam from Manipur.
Meanwhile, six persons have been arrested, thus far, in connection with the seizure.
Further investigation is underway to completely take down this drug network.
Huge Drug Haul in City
Last night GPD Special Squad led by Jt. CP, Sh Partha S Mahanta, IPS recovered 1.324 kgs Heroin, worth more than 9 crore. The drugs were tracked right from the source in Manipur
6 drug traffickers were arrested. 4 travelling with the drugs & 2 receivers pic.twitter.com/2DAVMxg90X
— Guwahati Police (@GuwahatiPol) August 29, 2021