The Government Railway Police (GRP) of Guwahati will join hands with Assam police to intensify operations on drug trafficking in Guwahati and Kamakhya railway stations here.
“In the past one year, lots of illegal drug carriers were traced mainly in Guwahati railway station. So we are planning to have more vigil on such illegal trade, including human trafficking,” The Telegraph quoted Mridulananda Das, the newly appointed superintendent of GRP, as saying.
Das said he has already discussed this with Guwahati police commissioner Hiren Chandra Nath and very soon a team of Assam police and GRP will start patrolling.
“We are also planning to equip our forces with more instruments. As part of the initiative we will install more scanners and X-ray machines on the station premises at various entry and exit points. We will also install more closed-circuit cameras in and around the station,” Das added.
Das said vigil on all parcels entering the station will also be intensified.
GRP sources said they had seized more smuggled gold in 2017 than 2016 from Guwahati railway station.
A police official said in the last few years or so, the smuggling of ganja and other medicinal drugs have increased and Guwahati railway station being a major transit point.
Police on July 30 last year recovered heroin worth Rs 40 lakh in Guwahati Railway Station from New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express that was coming from Dimapur in Nagaland and arrested two persons who were carrying the contraband substance.