BSF and police seized biggest amount of drugs in Assam, one arrested

The Border Security Force (BSF) and Karimganj police in a joint operation have seized 9.477 Kgs o

The Border Security Force (BSF) and Karimganj police in a joint operation have seized 9.477 Kgs of Heroin near New Karimganj Railway station on Tuesday. One person, who is a resident of Patharkandi, has been arrested. 

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet on Tuesday wrote, "In the biggest haul, a joint team of karimganj police and BSF carried out a day long operation to seize 9.46 kgs of heroin packed in 764 soap cases, hidden in secret chamber in a truck, in Karimganj late last night. Driver belonging to Patharkandi held."

According to the BSF, based on a specific information, a joint team 7th Battalion of Mizoram & Cachar Frontier of BSF and Karimganj police launched an operation in Karimganj.

At around 1:00 am on Monday night, they intercepted a Truck (with Registration no. AS-11- BC-7975) near New Karimganj Railway Station. During the search, suspected Heroin weighing 9.477 Kgs worth Rs 47.4 crores were recovered" BSF said. 

Karimganj SP, Padmanabh Baruah said that the consignment was coming from Mizoram and it was going towards Tripura. According to him, price of the seized drugs would be over 80 crore rupees in international markets. 

"The consignment was coming from Mizoram. In the initial investigation we have found that the it was going to Tripura. We are investigating the matter further," he said. 

Driver of the vehicle named named Mahid Uddin has been arrested on the charges of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, of 1985. 

In a similar case four lakh Yaba tablets were seized in Cachar district on September 27. Seven Manipur residents were arrested near Assam-Mizoram border while transporting around the Yaba tablets. 

Last week, over 40,000 kgs of seized drugs were destroyed in northeastern states in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The minister praised Assam government for its continuing figh against drugs. He also called this a national issue.

Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha

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