GUWAHATI: Police in Assam recovered a huge stash of drugs worth over Rs 160 crore in Cachar district.
The police made the huge seizure during a routine checking along the Assam-Mizoram border on Tuesday night.
According to reports, Assam Police recovered a stash of Yaba tablets worth over Rs 160 crore from several people travelling in a vehicle.
Six persons have also been arrested in connection with the huge drugs seizure by the Assam police.
The six persons, including a woman, were arrested.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered in connection with the seizure by the police in Cachar district of Assam.
"It took a long time for the police to recover all the narcotic substances from the vehicle. The cost of the Yaba tablets, as per our estimate, in the international market should be around Rs 160 crore," SP of Cachar district in Assam, Numal Mahato, was quoted by IANS as saying.
The contraband tablets, banned in the country, were being ferried by the drug smugglers to Assam from Mizoram.
The Cachar SP said that the contrabands might have been brought from the India-Myanmar border to Mizoram
In a statement in the state assembly, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that said that the his government was working on a three-pronged strategy to counter the growing menace in the state.
According to him, since the new government took charge last year, police have been on the alert to seize contraband substances in the state.
He said that 98.65 kg of heroin, 32,293.71 kg of ganja, 187.05 kg of opium, 2,68,104 cough syrup bottles, 48,41,842 capsules, 4.91 kg of morphine, 14.7 kg of crystal methamphetamine, 0.31 kg of cocaine and 213.94 kg of bhang among other narcotic substances have been seized during the last one year. He promised to continue the war on drugs.