Syndicate illegally transporting Burmese Supari worth INR 40 crore through Assam-Manipur border daily

  • Syndicate illegally transporting Burmese Supari worth INR 40 crore through Assam-Manipur border daily
05-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

In another case of rising syndicate raaj in Assam, an illegal trade of dried betel nut (supari) has come in to light in Barak valley. It is believed that a syndicate is illegally transporting INR 40 crore worth of supari daily from Myanmar through the Assam-Manipur border.

The reach of this illegal transportation is not only limited to Assam or Manipur, but links to a pan India circle has also been exposed. It is believed that a lot of gutkha companies in the country are also associated with the supari trade as the funds coming from their end is what motivating and aiding this illegal trade. It is suspected that these companies are injecting crores of money in advance to get hold of the best supari coming in from Myanmar.

The syndicate has been growing stronger with support and influence from police, politically powerful people, Railway officers and other bureaucrats. According to sources, Police are also providing protection to the leader of the syndicate Shamim Ahmed, who has been accused being involved in the murder of a businessman named Mehtabur Rahman.

The trucks, loaded with crores of Burmese supari, enters India from Myanmar through the Mizoram border. Upon reaching Hailakandi in Assam, the suparis are stocked in Kalapul area from where it is distributed through whole of the Barak valley to reach rest of the country.

Tags : Assam news Assam syndicate Silchar Illegal transportation Manipur Assam


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