Bokajan: Continuing with its crackdown on illegal drugs trade in the state, the Karbi Anglong Police detained two drug peddlers and recovered large quantities of heroin from them in Bokajan, Assam.
Approximately 1 kg and 777 grams of heroin were seized from their possession during a stop-and-search operation by Bokajan police.
The apprehended men have been identified as Bimal Tassa and Saddam Hussain. The cache of drugs, believed to be around Rs 12 crores, was seized from Matipul in Karbi Anglong district’s Bokajan.
The huge cache of contraband items were being transferred in a scooty bearing numbers AS 09 H 4234, packed in 150 soapboxes.
The police apprehended the drug peddlers while they were on their way to Naughat in Sarupathar in Assam’s Golaghat district.
One of them, Saddam Hussain was reportedly shot at while trying to flee from the police. The police shot at his feet as he pushed them tried to run from the scene.