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Assam : 2000 Kg Burmese Supari Seized In Cachar, One Held

The contrabands were transferred in a truck and was approaching towards Assam from Mizoram. The seizure was made in Lailapur checkpost.

Assam : 2000 Kg Burmese Supari Seized In Cachar, One Held

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI : The never ending list of seizure cases continues with one more seizure done in Assam's Cachar district. The police department recovered 2000 kg Burmese Supari (Areca nut) which was being transported to Assam from Mizoram.

The episode took place in 30th of December, at Lailapur checkpost near Assam Mizoram border. The illicit items were being transported packed inside an oil tanker.

According to the reports, the contraband was seized from a vehicle with registration number AS-28-AC-0225. The driver has been identified as Saabul Uddin, who is under police custody now.

The police officials informed that investigation is on regarding the matter while interrogating the arrested driver. On 7th of December, Lailapur police recovered and seized a truck in Dhalai district of Assam, which was loaded with Burmese supari. The incident was similar to today's episode as the truck was seized from Lailapur police check gate.

The truck in which the contraband were transported was also seized by the police team.

Due to the large scale smuggling from states like Mizoram and Assam, the local farmers are facing huge loss of business.

Recently, a massive amount of Burmese supari has been recovered from Karbi Anglong district of Assam. As much as 49 quintals of Burmese supari was seized during a regular check by the Khatkhati police department.

The truck transferring the illegal items was approaching towards Guwahati. The registration number of the vehicle was HR69C-0579. The smugglers are usually seen putting all their brains while packing the contrabands with varied innovative ideas.

The driver who was originally from Haryana was arrested by the cops. As per the police, the total market value of the seized items was approximately 2500,000 lakh.

The department is continuously on a drive to seized and restrict the transfer of any sort of smuggled items in the state.

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