Assam: Bhutanese Traders Held In Guwahati
Priyancy Industries was a storage facility for illegally obtained spirits from Bhutan that was situated on the grounds of the CRPF camp in Rani.
GUWAHATI: Excise officials shut down a factory used for illegal purposes on Tuesday in Rani, on the outskirts of Guwahati. Priyancy Industries was used as a storage facility for illegally obtained spirits from Bhutan that was situated on the grounds of the CRPF camp in Rani.
According to sources, a small number of unscrupulous excise inspectors at lower levels were involved in the unlawful trade.
The raid was conducted on Tuesday by a group of tax officers led by Excise Officer Manavi Das. The Excise Department detained two people and recovered 25 litres of illicit alcohol.
While attempting to enter the business premises with the spirit that had been smuggled in illegally from Bhutan, the truck with the registration number NL-01-L-9663 was detained and impounded.
"The corporation used to sell the spirits under its name and logo after adding chemicals to them. There are many uses for this energy”, said Manavi Das
The seized spirit is estimated to be worth Rs 50 lakhs. Moreover, Nitul Deka and Sushil Das, two other company employees, were taken into custody by the excise inspectors. Das continued: "The owners will also be detained as soon as possible."
Authorities in Assam's Dhubri will burn drugs worth more than Rs 30 lakh, officials announced on Wednesday.
Dhubri authorities would take the initiative to destroy drugs seized during anti-narcotic operations in the area. The police and district officials will destroy drugs in a brick kiln in Gauripur town in the Dhubri district, per the information that has been received.
Drugs worth roughly Rs 30, 97, 940 will be destroyed during the drive, according to Dhubri district officials involved in the exercise.
It should be mentioned that yesterday's combined operation at the Indo-Bangladesh border in Dhubri, Assam, resulted in the arrest of one individual and the detention of two others, as well as the discovery of fake currency and illegal drugs.
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