In the biggest drug bust in Assam till date, the police have seized 5 kg of smuggled heroin valued at Rs 25 crore at Assam – Nagaland border, Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta announced on Twitter.
The heroin was seized on Sunday night by police in Karbi Anglong district on the Assam-Nagaland border from a truck which was on its way to Guwahati from Imphal in Manipur.
The police have taken Ismail Ali, a resident of Jogighopa village in Bongaigaon district into its custody and further investigations are underway.
“The WAR ON DRUGS is on and assam police just delivered the biggest blow yet to the drug mafias The Karbi Anglong police last night seized a whopping 5KGs of quality Heroin at Assam Nagaland border. Kudos to the team!,” Assam’s Director General of Police (DGP), Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta wrote in a Twitter post on Monday
“The market value of the 5.05KG 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 op. is part of ongoing drive against drugs declared by DGP Assam on 26 Jun’20,” Mahanta wrote in a subsequent tweet.
This is the fourth seizure of heroin by Karbi Anglong police since August. On August 5, police seized 649 gm of heroin valued at nearly Rs 20 lakh. On September 1, 936 gm of heroin valued at Rs 6.5 cr was seized and on September 15 police seized 1 kilo 40 gm of heroin and arrested three persons.
Source: Hindustan Times and Sentinal Assam