Drug kingpin caught? 4.7kg heroin worth ₹24 crore seized in Assam

The police claimed that the shipment originated in Aizawl, Mizoram, and was en route to West Bengal.

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The Cachar area, which is close to the state boundary between Assam and Mizoram, yielded 4.765 kg of heroin, according to the Assam Police, who also detained one person in connection with the seizure, making it one of the largest narcotics hauls of the year.

CM prides over cops! 

Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, wrote on X on Friday, stating, "Based on credible intelligence, Cachar Police conducted an operation in the wee hours today and apprehended a suspect in Dholai."

Elaborating on the drug cease

According to the source, police confiscated four leather bags and thirty soap boxes that contained 4.765 kg of suspected heroin from a car that was travelling from a nearby state. Also, claims have been made that the drugs that were taken into custody may fetch as much as ₹24 crore in illicit markets.

SP of Mizoram on the narcotics 

The consignment originated in Aizawl, Mizoram, and was en route to West Bengal, as per police reports. The superintendent of police (SP), Numal Mahatta, stated that the narcotics were transported from the neighbouring state in small amounts, and the peddlers kept them at a house in Cachar.

The official statement

"We started an operation at about three in the morning after receiving the information last night," he said. The police have identified the arrested individual as Md. Abdul Hussain Laskar (35), a native of the Islamabad village of Dholai. "During the initial interrogation, it was discovered that some other locals were also involved in transporting this consignment. He was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985," Mahatta stated.

Previous encounters...

Mahatta claimed that the Assam Police had previously detained locals in the vicinity of state boundaries who were in possession of drugs and other narcotic items, as well as citizens of bordering states like Mizoram, Nagaland, and Manipur. We closely monitor every one of these operations. Smugglers make repeated attempts and frequently alter their methods of operation. We manage to catch them after studying their tactics," he remarked.