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.
Big Success in #WarOnDrugs !
Based on an intelligence input, EGPD today apprehended a truck at Jorabat & recovered 205 soap cases of Heroin (approximately 2.5kgs worth ₹17.5 crores) from inside the oil tank.
Two apprehended – Dipak Sarma & Jamminlal
Further operation is on . pic.twitter.com/jNgZyBLxs8
— Guwahati Police (@GuwahatiPol) September 2, 2021
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanata Biswa Sarma took his Twitter and applauded the efforts of the Assam Police.
Whatever means the drugs mafia may choose to hoodwink Police – they will never succeed. @GuwahatiPol fished out 205 soap cases of Heroin (about 2.5 kgs) from the petrol tank of this truck. Two residents of two other states nabbed.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 2, 2021