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Heroin Worth Rs 210 Crore Seized In Assam’s Biggest Drug Haul, 1 Arrested

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Heroin Worth Rs 210 Crore Seized In Assam's Biggest Drug Haul, 1 Arrested


More than 20 kg of heroin was found, of which 18 kg was in its purest form.


In Assam’s biggest ever drug bust, more than 20 kg of heroin worth a whopping Rs 210 crore has been recovered from a vehicle that had entered the state from Mizoram, officials said on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, the Special Task Force (STF) of Assam Police intercepted the vehicle near Sahidpur under Silchar police station in Cachar district in the southern part of the state.

The Assam Police’s move drew praise from Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who posted on -venture. operation by @STFAssam & @cacharpolice. One person has been arrested and investigations are underway to crack the supply network. Well done @assampolice!’

Officials said the vehicle was driven by a man named Laldinuwa, who has been arrested. The vehicle had started its journey from Aizawl and the drugs were stashed in the back, hidden under containers containing bread and biscuits.

Inspector General of Police Partha Sarathi Mahanta, the head of Assam STF, said: “Information was received 10 days ago that a huge consignment of drugs would be brought from a neighboring state to the mainland from where it would be supplied to some major cities . Three days ago, we received information that the vehicle had started its journey.”

“It was intercepted on Thursday evening and we found more than 21.5kg of heroin, of which 18kg was in its purest form and 3.5kg was ready for consumption. The consignment is worth at least Rs 210 crore, but 18 kg of pure heroin will be mixed with other materials and weigh 50-60 kg,” he added.

A source said the value of the entire consignment could thus go up to Rs 540 crore.

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