- NET Web Desk
In a major crackdown against drug menace, the Assam Police has impounded a large stash of contraband substances, including – heroin and morphine worth of Rs 15 Crores from Karbi Anglong District.
Meanwhile, three offenders have also been apprehended in connection with the incident.
According to a senior police officer of the district, the trio was coming from Manipur in a vehicle and was heading towards Siliguri in West Bengal when it was seized at a location under Dillai police station in the early hours of Tuesday.
Acting on a tip-off, our team launched an operation. They intercepted the vehicle and arrested the three persons, all of whom belong to Manipur. The police also seized huge quantity of drugs.
During the thorough search, the security forces have confiscated 380 gms of heroin, one kg of morphine and two kg of methamphetamine, worth of Rs 15 crores in the international market.
“This consignment is a branded one. It is a sealed pack of the old infamous ‘Double UO Globe’ brand. This clearly signifies that the drug originated from the international market of the Golden Triangle network,” – stated the senior Assam Police officer.
The area encompassing the outlying highlands of Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand is referred as the “Golden Triangle” drug cartel. It is one of the oldest narcotics supply routes to Europe and North America and the primary opium-producing region in Southeast Asia.