Despite the regular crackdown on the smuggling of banned drugs and psychotropic substances by Karbi Anglong police, the persistent smuggling of drugs by guileful peddlers continues along the NH 36 and NH 39.
In a similar incident, the Dillai police, manning the interstate Assam-Nagaland border check-post in Lahorijan seized a huge quantity of heroin worth Rs two Crore from a 12 wheeler truck along the Assam-Nagaland border in East Karbi Anglong on Friday.
As per reports, based on specific information Dillai police intercepted the 12 wheeler truck (AS 01EC 9450) at the interstate border on NH 36.
On thorough search, the police recovered 27 soap boxes containing 331 grams of suspected heroin from inside the cabin of the vehicle.
The approximate value of the seized consignment is reported to be over Rs 2 crore in the international black market.
Police have arrested the driver identified as Nazrul Islam (25), a resident of Moirabari in Morigaon district in connection with the case.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the drugs were brought from Dimapur and were supposed to be delivered at Nagoan bypass area.
Earlier on Sunday, the Dillai police had seized 775 grams of heroin valued at Rs 5.5 crore in the black market.
Opium, crystal meth, heroin, yaba and WY tablets are also seized in this part of the highway from time.