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Yaba tablets worth 60 crore seized near Assam-Mizoram border; 5 arrested

ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha
Dec 11, 2022 11:43 AM IST

The Assam police have also seized 28 bags of suspected Burmese supari (dried areca nuts) at Lailapur

The Assam police have seized Yaba tablets worth more than 60 crore near Mizoram border in Cachar district and arrested five persons including a Meghalaya resident, officials said.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the efforts of the state police to curb the menace of drugs in the state are commendable and much appreciated. (Twitter/Himanta Biswa Sarma)
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the efforts of the state police to curb the menace of drugs in the state are commendable and much appreciated. (Twitter/Himanta Biswa Sarma)

The police said that at around 2am on Friday, a truck (with Assam’s registration number) came from Mizoram’s side and based on prior information, the officials stopped it at Naka Check Point at Lailapur and the Yaba tablets were found inside.

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Cachar’s superintendent of police (SP) Numal Mahatta said that the vehicle carrying over two lakh Yaba tablets was coming from Mizoram’s Chapai district.

“Four persons including a Meghalaya resident were carrying the contraband from Mizoram’s Champhai district. One local resident received them here in Dholai. All of them have been arrested,” he said.

The arrested persons have been identified as Chandan Dalu (38), Medhiraj Hazong (30), Rajdeep Paul (30) and Bahduh Warbhalang(19). Chandan, Medhiraj and Rajdeep are residents of Kamrup’s Boko area while Bahduh is a resident of Meghalaya’s Thangsalai area, according to the police. They said that one name is not revealed due to some official reasons.

The arrested drugs suppliers are being interrogated and cases will be registered against them as per the procedure, police said.

“The arrested persons have revealed that the consignment was going to another state and the destination was some international market. In those markets, the price of these seized Yaba tablets will be 60 to 70 crore,” Mahatta said.

“The efforts of Assam Police to curb the menace of drugs in the state are commendable and much appreciated. Keep it up,” Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Twitter.

Apart from Yaba tablets, police also seized 28 bags of suspected Burmese supari (dried areca nuts) at Lailapur on Saturday. A 28-year-old Cachar resident has been arrested for illegally transporting the smuggled areca nuts.

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