Guwahati: The Assam police and the Border Security Force (BSF) have seized large quantities of contraband drugs and apprehended 3 persons in two separate operations in Assam’s Cachar and Hailakandi district on Sunday.
In the first operation, police seized 40,000 Yaba tablets on Sunday morning following a night-long search operation on Saturday in Cachar district.
The narcotics were seized from the outskirts of Silchar town and two persons were arrested along with that.
The arrested persons have been identified as Saharul Islam Mazumder (31) and Samir Hussain Laskar alias Babul (45), both are residents Silchar’s Berenga area.
According to official, the arrested persons are the kingpins of drugs supply in the urban areas of Silchar.
The drugs seized in Silchar is worth Rs 4 crore (approximately) in the international markets, official added.
In a separate operation, a team of BSF seized 20,000 Yaba tablets in Hailakandi district on Friday night and arrested one suspected drug peddler.
Based on a specific information, officials of the security force launched a search operation in Rongpur area.
“An input was received by our intelligence branch regarding dealing of narcotics suspected to be Yaba tablets in Hailakandi during night hours on May 12. Accordingly, in a joint operation with the Hailakandi police, the narcotics were recovered from a house,” BSF wrote in its statement.
The arrested person has been identified as Alta Hussain Talukdar (31), a resident of Hailakandi’s Rongpur area.
Currently, he is under police’s custody and going through interrogation, official said.