DIBRUGARH: Assam police arrested three Assam Rifle jawans and one civilian with a huge quantity of suspected heroin in Dibrugarh. The seized drugs, weighing 269 grams, were valued at Rs 1 crore in the international black market.
The arrests were made at Jokai near Dibrugarh in upper Assam based on on a secret inputs. The three AR Jawans are posted in Nagaland’s Kohima. The arrest was made by Dibrugarh Police led by Additional Superintendent of Police Bitul Chetia.
Dibrugarh SP Shwetank Mishra said the police had received inputs on Thursday that some people were travelling to Tinsukia in a car from Jorhat for drug dealing.
The group was intercepted by Police at Jokai near Dibrugarh while they were traveling from Dimapur to Tinsukia.
Further “ Their interrogation revealed they were travelling for the drugs trade. They confessed that they left the drugs in another vehicle at Dergaon (in Golaghat district). A team was sent. It seized the vehicle and the drugs this morning,” Mishra said.
The police recovered 269 grams of suspected heroin from their possession. The contraband substance is worth Rs 1 crore that was to be delivered by the jawans in Tinsukia to a dealer, SP said.
The accused told their interrogators they had procured the drugs from a woman in Nagaland’s commercial hub Dimapur. The contraband was to be delivered to a drugs dealer in Tinsukia, the SP added.
The police registered a case under sections 22(c)/27A/29 of the NDPS Act.