Monday, October 3, 2022

Inter-state drug racket busted; heroin worth Rs. 2.3 crore seized

In a major crackdown, a joint team of Arunachal Police and Dimapur Police busted an inter-state drug racket and arrested several individuals from different locations and seized 1.2 Kg of heroin worth Rs 2.36 crore.
According to reports, quoting police sources, a drug peddler Apu Venia was arrested on July 24, 2022 with 5.38 gm heroin in Seppa, Arunachal Pradesh. Based on the Venia’s disclosure, Arunachal Pradesh Police established the chain of suppliers by using technical and financial records and disclosure and arrested two peddlers Saiful Islam and Asadul Islam from Itakhola, Sonitpur on August 1.
On further interrogation of Saiful, one of the main supplier Ashraf Hussain Chaudhary, with area of operation of Assam from Karbi Anglong to Guwahati operating from Dimapur/Karbi Anglong border was identified.
A police team camped along the Nagaland-Assam border area for three days and arrested Ashraf with 1200 gm of heroin while dealing with another person Kamaluddin, who was also arrested. It was reported that the heroin was transported by a truck from Senapati, Manipur to be supplied to Ashraf. Shayan Chandra, the truck driver was also arrested and the truck seized .
Altogether six persons have been arrested while suspected drugs (heroin) packed in 100 soap cases (weighing approx 1kg 200 grams), one two-wheeler Scooty, one Maruti 800, and one truck have been seized in connection with the case. It was also reported that the bank accounts used by the accused were also frozen.