Guwahati: A father-son duo was apprehended on Sunday (July 26) near the Hnahthial district in Mizoram, bordering Myanmar, with 1.9 kilos of heroin in their possession. The heroin, smuggled from Myanmar, was estimated to be worth around ₹1.54 crore in the local market. The police said this was the biggest heroin seizure in the state.
The duo, Dukhima (62), and his son Remthangpuia (33) was arrested from Ngharchhip village on Friday night, police said. While fleeing from the police, they dropped about 280 grams of heroin worth ₹15 lakh in a river.
This has been reported days after a couple of youths from the Northeast Indian state of Manipur were nabbed in New Delhi for allegedly smuggling Mayanmar-manufactured powder.
An international narcotics cartel was recently busted by a team of the Delhi Police's Special Cell/Northern Range who apprehended two carriers from Manipur with a shipment of heroin valued at over Rs. 40 crores in the market. A team of Special Cell/Northern Range, led by Inspector Puran Pant under the supervision of ACP Jasbir Singh laid the trap for the smugglers.
Two suspected key members/carriers from Manipur, namely Mohammad Ikbalk Khan (28), a resident of Moirang in Bishnupur district, and Mohammad Ishak (27), a resident of Lilong in Thoubal district, were arrested, officials stated.