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Assam STF Busts Major Drug Trafficking Operation, Seizes Heroin Worth Rs 15 Crore

The Assam Special Task Force (STF) achieved a significant breakthrough, seizing a substantial cache of contraband drugs valued at Rs 15 crore and apprehending two alleged drug peddlers in the Kamrup district. Partha Sarathi Mahanta, the DIG of STF, informed ANI that a staggering 1.800 kg of heroin, worth Rs 15 crore, was recovered from […]

The Assam Special Task Force (STF) achieved a significant breakthrough, seizing a substantial cache of contraband drugs valued at Rs 15 crore and apprehending two alleged drug peddlers in the Kamrup district.

Partha Sarathi Mahanta, the DIG of STF, informed ANI that a staggering 1.800 kg of heroin, worth Rs 15 crore, was recovered from a vehicle en route from Manipur. The operation unfolded following intelligence received during the early hours, alerting authorities about narcotics being transported via a Tata DI vehicle from Manipur.

“The vehicle was intercepted at Saraighat, but upon sensing police presence, the drug peddlers attempted to evade capture by fleeing toward Changsari. To subdue them, two warning shots were fired. Upon searching the vehicle, a concealed compartment was discovered, revealing 1.800 kg of heroin, subsequently seized,” Mahanta explained.

After receiving information about drug trafficking, the STF quickly launched an operation led by Additional Superintendent of Police Kalyan Pathak. The successful operation resulted in the arrest of two suspects, Sonu Ali from Garigaon and Arjun Basfore from Jalukbari, who were involved in the illegal trade.

Legal proceedings have commenced at the STF police station as necessary actions are taken following the significant drug bust. The STF remains committed to its continuous efforts against illegal drug activities, safeguarding communities from the menace of narcotics.

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