Assam: 21 kg of heroin worth up to 500 Cr recovered in Cachar

Out of the 21 kg heroin seized, 18 kg was in its pure form.............

SILCHAR-   As much as 21 kg of heroin worth crores of rupees in the international market was recovered by the police in Cachar district of Assam, news agency ANI reported on Friday. The seizure was made in Silchar city, which is the headquarters of Cachar district. Out of the 21 kg heroin seized, 18 kg was in its pure form, Partha Sarathi Mahanta, IGP Special Task Force (STF), Assam Police said. The drug haul is being described as the biggest one in Assam to date.

According to the police, the quantity of heroin seized in its pure form could have fetched the consignment more than Rs 500 crore. “When the 18 kg of heroin is in the process of preparing for consumption, it could go upto 50-60 kg. 18 kgs are in the purest form and it needs to be further processed for consumption,” Mahanta was quoted as saying by ANI.

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Partha Sarathi Mahanta further said that they received the information about the transportation of a huge consignment of drugs 10 days back and the vehicle from where the large quantity of drugs was seized, had started the journey from a neighbouring state 3 days back.

“It is a big drugs haul and Assam police are always ready to fight against drugs,” the IGP (STF) of Assam police said. Soon after taking oath as the Chief Minister of Assam in May 2021, Himanta Biswa Sarma directed the police to launch a large-scale crackdown on drugs.

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The Assam Police recovered contraband drugs and narcotics worth Rs 1,882 crore since the beginning of CM Sarma’s term. According to a report by the state government, Assam Police continued its intense operations against narcotics drugs and recovered 167 kg of heroin, 30,963 kg of ganja and other substances during the period from May 10, 2021, to January 2, 2024.


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