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Assam records biggest-ever drug haul as heroin worth Rs 210 crore seized

In a joint operation of the Special Task Force, Assam and Cachar Police, a vehicle with a Mizoram registered number plate was intercepted at Sayeedpur in Silchar police station area.
Last Updated : 04 April 2024, 19:31 IST
Last Updated : 04 April 2024, 19:31 IST

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Guwahati: Assam on Thursday registered its biggest-ever drug haul as heroin worth Rs 210 crore was seized in Cachar district, police said.

One person was also arrested in connection with the seizure.

In a joint operation of the Special Task Force, Assam and Cachar Police, a vehicle with a Mizoram registered number plate was intercepted at Sayeedpur in Silchar police station area, STF Inspector General Parthasarathi Mahanta told PTI.

"On searching the vehicle, more than 21.5 kg of heroin was seized from it, out of which 18 kg was in the purest form that needs further processing, while 3.5 kg was finished product," Mahanta said.

The value of the seized drugs was estimated to be around Rs 210 crore in the international market, he said.

The vehicle has been seized and the legal procedures and investigations have started, he said.

''We had received information that a huge consignment of drugs from a neighbouring state was on its way to be supplied to some big cities. We upped our vigil and were keenly observing the developments," he said.

The vehicle started its journey three days ago and reached the location, where it was intercepted, on Thursday, he said.

In a joint operation of the Special Task Force, Assam and Cachar Police, a vehicle with a Mizoram registered number plate was intercepted at Sayeedpur in Silchar police station area

Earlier, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had posted on X, "In a big step towards a #DrugsFreeAssam, 21 kg of heroin has been seized in Silchar in a joint operation by @STFAssam & @cacharpolice. One person has been arrested and investigation is underway to crack the supply grid. Well done @assampolice!"

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Published 04 April 2024, 19:31 IST

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