BSF and Karimganj Police in a joint operation confiscate 9.4 kg heroin from a truck loaded in Mizoram
In a joint operation led by 7 Battalion of BSF’s M&C Frontier and Karimganj police apprehended a drug peddler with a huge quantity of narcotic substance. This operation was based on specific input of the BSF early morning on October 11. The narcotic substances were found from the truck that the peddler used for smuggling. The driver was arrested by the police along with the truck was apprehended.
The truck which was loaded with the narcotics from Mizoram was apprehended by the team of Border Security and Karimganj Police early morning from NH-37 near the New Karimganj Railway Station. Police sources informed that the truck was headed to Tripura with the consignment containing 9.477 kilograms of heroin that was seized from 764 soap cases. These cases were hidden inside a secret chamber built inside the lorry from where the team found the drugs.
Karimganj Police sources have informed that a department has launched a detailed investigation into the matter. The driver of the truck Mahib Uddin was also arrested in the process for being involved in peddling drugs. The truck bearing registration number AS 11 BC 7975 was also apprehended by the police for investigation. The Police sources believe that there are kingpins involved in this racket and they are now chasing them. Karimganj Police, since Padmanabh Baruah took over as the Superintendent of Police tasted major success in confiscating narcotics in huge quantities. The formation has been praised by the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma too through his official social media handles. Police sources are of the view that they have already identified the local masterminds running the nexus and is likely to nab them soon.
The driver, Mahid Uddin was arrested on the charges of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, of 1985. NDPS Act prohibits a person from the production/manufacturing/cultivation, possession, sale, purchasing, transport, storage, and/or consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substances.