Assam: 49 Drug Peddlers Held, 22 cases Registered in Last 24 Hrs

The Assam Police, in its continued operation against drug smuggling, has registered 22 cases, arrested 49 drug peddlers, and seized more than 2 kg of brown sugar from different parts of the state in the last 24 hours, confirmed Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma through his Twitter handle.

The tweet of the Chief Minister said, “ Assam Police also seized 14.31 kg of ganja and 1,17,138 narcotic tablets. Assam Police also seized 21 bottles of Codeine-based cough syrup; 252 grams of opium and cash amount of Rs 4,33,270 on June 5.”

“Fight Against Drugs @assampolice’s action against narcotics on June 5 results in: Cases Registered 22; arrests 49; Seizures: Brown Sugar 2.062 kgs; Ganja 14.313 kgs; Tablets 1,17,138; Codeine based Cough Syrup 21 bottles; Opium 252 grams; Cash Rs 4,33,270,” chief minister Sarma tweeted.

On Sunday, Karbi Anglong Police recovered 26 soap boxes containing approximately 331 grams of heroin from the possession of one Abdul Kadir.

Bongaigaon Police in a tweet said police arrested a ganja dealer, identified as Santanu Deka along with 4.50 KGs of suspected ganja from North Salmara on Sunday.

The Sivasagar Police on Sunday arrested two persons with 290 Sampex tablets from Haluating.

An amount of Rs. 30,000 and one bike were also recovered from the possession of the duo.

Meanwhile, Jorhat Police in a tweet on Sunday said: “Based on credible information Jorhat Police caught two persons and recovered one container containing suspected Brown Sugar. Legal investigation being initiated.”

Moreover, in its continued operation, the Assam Police on Monday also recovered huge amount of drugs from different places. The Samaguri police in an operation against drugs seized heroin and also apprehended one person in connection to it. The apprehended has been identified as Billaluddin.

Police seized 1.50 gram heroin along with 11 containers.

In another operation at Bokajan, police seized 26 boxes of heroin from one Abdul Kadir’s house. The heroin which weighs 331 gram heroin has been seized worth Rs. 2crore 50 lakh rupees.

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