Guwahati, Feb 2: In two separate operations, Assam Police have seized contraband drug worth Rs 6-7 crore from Karbi Anglong district of the state even as Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma applauded Assam police for the feat today.
Acting on a specific inputs police conducted the operations on Wednesday. A total of three persons were held on the charges of drug peddling.
Police set up a checkpoint at the Laharijan area of the district and intercepted a vehicle.
Upon searching the vehicle, security personnel recovered 306 grams of narcotic substances from soup cases hidden inside it. A person was taken into custody. His name is Fayas Uddin and he is a native of Doboka area in Bokajan.
A second crackdown was conducted at the Diphu railway station.
In the course of the operation, police found at least one kg of heroin and detained two people, named as Chandra Sekhar Sen (45) and Dhiraj Solanki (30), both from Jhalawar (Rajasthan), officials told the media. According to police, the estimated value of seized drugs in the underground is around Rs 6-7 crore.