Assam: 175 Crore Yaba Tablets Seized in Cachar, 3 Detained
Three people, all Manipur natives, were detained in relation to this, a police officer said on Sunday.
SILCHAR: On Saturday night in the Dholai neighourhood of the Cachar district, Assam Police recovered a sizable shipment of Yaba tablets. Drugs seized would cost Rs 175 crore. Three people, all Manipur natives, were detained in relation to this, a police officer said on Sunday.
In Lailapur, close to the Mizoram border, police stopped a pick-up van with the assistance of the CRPF, according to SP (Cachar) Numal Mahhato, and seized 62 packs containing 6,20,000 Yaba tablets.
Additionally, A drug trafficking defendant was sentenced to 20 years in a harsh jail by a court in Assam's Nagaon district. Habil Ali, the defendant, was also given a fine of Rs 3 lakh by Nagaon District and Session Judge Nilkamal Nath on Saturday. If he does not pay, he will have to serve an additional 18 months in prison.
In December 2020, a squad of Assam Police detained Ali at his home and confiscated brown sugar and cannabis valued at about Rs 2.5 crore as well as more than Rs 10 lakh in cash from his hands.
Through his social media accounts, Assam's chief minister, Himanta Sarma, has actively praised the Assam police for their excellent job. The Cachar district police recently received praise from the CM for another case of "seizing 62 packets containing 6,20,000 Yaba tablets and apprehending the culprits in the case."
As per sources, Assam Police intensified operations against drugs and other prohibited harmful items statewide, and as a result, authorities were able to successfully confiscate a number of large consignments intended for supply within or beyond the state.
Cachar drug bust nets 5 people, worth Rs. 50 crore in drugs
Five people were detained and 50 crore rupees worth of drugs were recovered on December 11 in the Assamese Cachar area, according to the police. Police, following on a tip, stopped two automobiles on Saturday night while they were travelling from Aizawl to Silchar, according to Cachar Superintendent of Police Numal Mahatta.
"We confiscated two lakh Yaba tablets from the two cars, which were travelling from Myanmar to Mizoram. These would have a market value of approximately Rs. 50 crore "Added he.