DIBRUGARH: Police on the basis of reliable input, carried out raid at Panchali area and recovered a full size rhino horn, a piece of elephant tusk, 19 grams heroin hidden in a box and cash Rs 1.30 lakh from the residence of one Meeraj Khan.
Superintendent of Police Shwetank Mishra stated that the rhino horn and suspected elephant tusk were found in the water tank of Meeraj Khan wrapped in a plastic sheet. Further search in Meeraj Khan's residence led to recovery of a box containing 19 grams of heroin and cash Rs 1.30 lakh, some instruments suspected to be used in consuming drugs and two mobile phones from his possession.
Police arrested drug peddler Meeraj Khan and his close associate Anish Khan. SP Mishra also disclosed that recovery of rhino horn and elephant task from the arrested drug peddlers' showed their involvement in wildlife smuggling. Police interrogation is on.