A massive consignment of narcotic substances was seized in a drug bust in Assam’s Karbi Anglong on Tuesday.
Karbi Anglong Police, based on specific inputs, conducted an operation during which the drugs were seized at Dokmoka.
Officials informed that around 72,000 narcotic tablets and 4,920 cough syrups bottles were seized during the operation.
The seizure is believed to be worth in crores, officials added. However, the exact value has not been estimated yet.
Meanwhile, police arrested three persons on charges of smuggling during the raid. Those detained were identified as Rupsingh Tokbi, August Hanche and Ruvekiri Tokbi.
Officials informed that the narcotics were seized while being smuggled from Guwahati to Manipur. A case has been registered and further investigation has been initiated.
It may be noted that Assam Police on January 1 seized a large amount of illicit drugs and apprehended three peddlers during separate operations.
In Nagaon, one peddler with heroin worth lakhs was arrested from Bhokotgaon area. The accused peddler was identified as Sadiq Ali. Sources informed that the heroin was packed in four soap boxes which he hid at his residence.
In another incident, Mukalmua Police apprehended two drug peddlers during an operation carried out based on specific information.
According to information, the police seized 26 containers filled with drugs, a motorcycle and two mobile phones from their possession.
The duo has been identified as Ahmed Ali and Nayan Hazarika. Police said that the arrested duo was involved in peddling drugs in the region.