Drugs worth Rs 12 Cr seized in Bokajan, Assam, two held

Assam Police tasted success in its #WarAgainstDrugs when it seized a huge cache of heroin in Bokajan on late Tuesday night. The Karbi Anglong Police also arrested two individuals during the anti-drugs operation. 

The smugglers were carrying 1kg and 777grams of heroin, in 150 soapboxes from a two-wheeler when they were intercepted by the Karbi-Anglong Police at Matipul.

The arrested smugglers have been identified as Bimal Tassa (23) and Saddam Hussain(26). 

Both the smugglers were on their way to Naughat, Sarupathar in Golaghat district.

One of the smugglers, Saddam Hussain was shot at while he was trying to flee from police custody. He sustained injuries in one of his legs. 

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma lauded the efforts of Bokajan Police. 

The Chief Minister took to Twitter and wrote, “In yet another smart operation by @assampolice, a team seized 1.77 kg heroin, in 150 soap boxes inside a two-wheeler at Matipul, at 9.30 pm on November 16. Two accused have been apprehended. Good work by @bokajanpolice. Much appreciated. @DGPAssamPolice.”