Big success for Assam Police: Drugs worth over Rs 100 crore seized in just a week


Assam seemingly has become one of the key transit points for drugs peddling to various parts of the country as well as in the state itself. The seriousness of the situation can be gauged from the very fact that narcotics worth over Rs 100 crore in just a week since June 12.

But the strict vigil of Assam Police has time and again foiled numerous attempts to transport drugs through the state.

In the latest seizure, drugs worth Rs 48 crore have been seized during 2 separate operations in Karbi Anglong and Sivasagar districts.

In Sivasagar the police recovered a heroin consignment worth Rs 40 crore and apprehended 2 persons in connection with the case.

On the other hand, in Karbi Anglong the police seized 8.033 kg morphine worth Rs 8 crore and aprrehended a person.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa lauded the police for their relentless crackdown on drugs smuggling.

In a post on X, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, “Striking the Drugs Network; Drugs recovered worth ₹48cr!
In two separate anti-narcotics operation carried out, @assampolice has been able to recover huge quantity of drugs coming from a neighbouring State and save countless lives from getting ruined.
@SivasagarPol recovered 4.6kg heroin valued at ₹40cr and apprehended 2 accused
@karbianglongpol recovered 8.033kg morphine valued at ₹8cr and apprehended one accused
Good job Team Assam.”

On June 16, 30000 Yaba tablets was seized from a vehicle in a joint operation by the police and the BSF in Karimganj district. 2 persons were arrested.

On June 14, acting on specific inputs Cachar Police seized 21,000 Yaba tablets were seized by the Cachar Police from an inter-state border area. The consignment was worth Rs 6 crore. 3 persons were arrested.

On June 12, in one of the biggest drug seizures in Assam, 2,20,000 YABA tablets worth Rs 66cr was seized from a vehicle and 3 drug peddlers were arrested by the Karbi Anglong police.