Guwahati: Heroin worth over Rs 17.5 crore seized at Jorabat


Guwahati: The Assam police has tasted major success in its crusade against the drugs mafia in the state.

Heroin consignment, carrying a market value of around Rs 17.5 crores, has been recovered and seized by the Assam police.

The recovery was made at Jorabat near Guwahati in Assam from a truck.

Police recovered 2.5 kilograms of heroin concealed in 205 soap cases.

The consignment was hidden inside the oil tank of the truck.

Police intercepted the truck after receiving specific input about the smuggling of the drugs.

Two persons have been arrested in connection with the seizure.

The arrested persons have been identified as Dipak Sarma from Dimapur in Nagaland and Jamminlal from Manipur.

Further investigation is underway to completely take down this drug network. 

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanata Biswa Sarma took his Twitter and applauded the efforts of the Assam Police.