GUWAHATI- Guwahati police has arrested a drug peddler and Heroin worth Rs 16 crore recovered in an operation near Guwahati, a police officer said on Tuesday.
The heroin, packed in soap cases, was being brought from Manipur when it was recovered on Monday.
“We had information that a consignment of contraband from Manipur was to be delivered in Changsari or Palasbari area of Kamrup district. But later, there was change of plans and delivery was decided at Sonapur, on the outskirts of Guwahati,” Kalyan Pathak, additional superintendent of police, Kamrup Metropolitan, said at a press conference here.
A police team tried to intercept the vehicle carrying the drugs at Sonapur toll gate but the driver did not stop.
“Our team had to fire one round to make the vehicle stop. We have apprehended the driver, who is from Jalukbari area of Guwahati. He was not injured in the firing.
“We recovered 145 packets of heroin packed in as many soap cases. The weight of the contraband is two kg and its estimated value in the international market is Rs 16 crore,” the ASP added.
The contraband was being brought from Manipur for distribution in Guwahati and nearby areas, Pathak said.