Five held with Rs 60-70 crore drugs in Assam

Five people were arrested with contraband drugs worth Rs 60-70 crore in Assam’s Cachar on Friday night.

Talking to the media a senior police official said, “Acting on a tip-off, a Police team of Cachar district on Friday night intercepted two trucks which were coming from Mizoram, and during the search, the police team recovered 2 lakh Yaba tablets (drug) from one truck”.

“We have arrested four persons on the spot and later arrested one more person. A truck has also been seized,” police said.

Meanwhile, around Rs 60-70 crore is the market value of the seized contraband drugs.

The police further said in the last four months “Cachar Police have recovered and seized drugs worth more than Rs. 200 crores.”

Earlier on Friday, a huge contraband of drugs worth Rs 7 crores was seized, and three drug peddlers were also arrested in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.

Moreover, a team of Karbi Anglong police based on the tip-off launched an operation and intercepted two trucks in the Khatkhati area on Thursday night.

During the search operation from the two vehicles, 30,000 banned Yaba tablets and 55 soap cases containing 757.15 grams of heroin were recovered.

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