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Assam: Heroin worth Rs 5 crores seized, 2 arrested

Carrying on its war against drugs, Assam Police has had major success after it seized contraband worth Rs 5 crores. Police seized 660 grams of heroin during a check right

Carrying on its war against drugs, Assam Police has had major success after it seized contraband worth Rs 5 crores. Police seized 660 grams of heroin during a check right in front of the CRPF camp at Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district.

The drugs had been hidden inside 51 soap cases in a vehicle.
Police have arrested two drug peddlers identified as Askhu and Shila who hail from Dimapur in Nagaland.

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Police sources have revealed that the two arrested drug peddlers may be linked to notorious drug lord Baba Hazarika, hinting at a bigger network involved in the area.

Further investigation on the matter is underway.

Meanwhile, Karimganj police yesterday evening seized whopping 38,000 bottles of codeine-based cough syrup destined for the international narcotics trade.

The drugs, market value to be worth at least Rs 2 crores, were carefully hidden underneath stacks of cement bags.


First Published: 3rd February, 2022 16:55 IST



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