In yet another operation to bust illegal businesses in the state, the Kohora Police of Kaziranga has seized large quantity of illegal wine.
The Kohora Police have seized the huge quantity of illegal wines from two places in Kohora.
According to sources, a man identified as Digraj Prasad has been apprehended in relation with the illegal wine business.
Digraj Prasad was running the illegal business from his home.
The Kohora police have also seized illegal wine from another household based on the confession of Digraj Prasad.
Notably, Illegal Wine trader Digraj Prasad is also associated with an environmental organization called WWF.
Since the formation of the new government last month, Assam police has been ramping up its fight against various illegal activities in the state including human trafficking, drugs and cattle smuggling etc.
CM Sarma also informed that state police have seized illicit drugs worth a whooping Rs 23.8 crore and arrested more than 500 peddler in one month.
“As per government record, in last one month we have seized heroin worth Rs 7,98,68,000, Ganja worth Rs 6,10,49,059, Tablet worth Rs 9,02,60,700, Morphin Rs 50,000, Cough Syrup Rs 38,68,500, Opium Rs 11,07,500 and Poppy straw Rs 18,45,000,” he said.
In a bid to tackle cattle smuggling, a new law will also be passed which will declare the transit of cattle as illegal.