Assam: Cachar police seized drugs worth Rs 9.5 crore kept inside fuel tanks, tubes

Two  peddlers were arrested in this connection and two vehicles used for the transport were also seized.

SILCHAR-   Cachar police has busted new modes of operation being used by drug peddlers,  using vehicle’s fuel tank and tube to transport drugs.  Two  peddlers were arrested in this connection and two vehicles used for the transport were also seized.

The Cachar Police has conducted two separate operations and seized a massive haul of 1.8kg heroin valued at a staggering Rs 9.5 crore.

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In a operation at Dholai, a Bolero SUV with registration number AS24D4620 was apprehended and upon searching the vehicle, 74 soap boxes were found inside the fuel tank. The car heading from Champhai district of Mizoram.

In a separate operation held at Lakipur, a motorcycle with registration number AS11X8210 was apprehended. Police recovered 55 soap boxes filled with suspected heroin, were concealed inside the bike’s tube.

This bike carrying the soap cases was peddling drugs which are being traced back to the neighbouring state Manipur.

Subrata Sen, the Additional Superintendent of Police on Sunday in a press briefing said, “Our War on Drugs operation is continued and we have held two special operations based on credible intel.

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In both cases, we were successful in preventing the drugs from being transported and reaching the wrong hands. From our initial investigation, we can say that the drugs were being smuggled from our neighbouring states and their MO (Modus Operandi) looks similar”.

On the amount of drugs, the senior police personnel revealed each soap box on average can hold 14 grams of suspected heroin. The Cachar Police apprehended the two peddlers in possession of the drugs and arrested them based on the relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, of 1985.


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