GUWAHATI: In a series of coordinated operations, the Assam Police have seized three consignments of banned contraband worth Rs 25 crore in the international market within a span of 24 hours in Guwahati.
In a late-night operation on Sunday, a joint team comprising the Central Guwahati Police District (CGPD) and East Guwahati Police District (EGPD) intercepted a car in the Jorabat area and apprehended three alleged drug smugglers and seized contraband worth Rs 21 crore.
Confirming the seizure, Commissioner of Police (CP), Guwahati, Diganta Borah, told the press that narcotics were concealed within 198 plastic soap cases, stowed away in secret compartments of the vehicle.
The arrested individuals have been identified as Md. Amir Khan (31), Md. Yakup (29), and Md. Jamir (34), all residents of the Sangaiyumpham Mairenkhun Mayai Lekai area in Manipur’s Thoubal district. They are currently undergoing intensive interrogation and will be presented before a court later today.
In a separate late-night operation on Sunday, the Gorchuk police station in Guwahati seized suspected heroin weighing 203 grams, with an estimated market value of Rs 1.8 crores in the grey market. Alongside the contraband, a motorcycle and a mobile phone handset were also confiscated. The accused, identified as Dwipen Daimary, hails from Udalguri district in Assam.
On the preceding Saturday evening, a team from the Jorabat police outpost under the Basistha police station in Guwahati intercepted another car and arrested four alleged drug smugglers. The police seized 251.2 grams of suspected heroin, contained in 21 plastic soap cases, with an estimated international market value exceeding Rs 2 crore. In addition to the narcotics, six mobile phone handsets and Rs 1,16,030 in cash were confiscated.
The arrested individuals from this operation are identified as Prem Gogoi (32), a resident of Ganeshyam Basti in Kamrup Metropolitan district, Bhaskar Jyoti (30), Majun Umbang (30), and Jhon Patir (23), all residents of Dhemaji district.