Drugs worth Rs 8 crore seized in Bokajan, two smugglers detained
Bokajan: Despite continued police crackdown in Karbi Anglong, persistent drug smuggling through intricate networks and innovative means continues unabated along the Assam-Nagaland border in the district.
Drug traffickers have now changed their strategy and developed new tactics to smuggle drugs into Assam without the gaze of security forces.
In one such attempt, Bokajan police on Friday foiled an attempt to smuggle a huge amount of heroin across the Dhansiri River which serves as the border between Assam and Nagaland.
Two youths identified as Vikato Yepthomi (21) and Hitoho Sumi (34) have been arrested in connection with the incident. Both are residents of Dimapur in Nagaland.
“Based on specific information, we have arrested two youths from Gharialdubi area of Bokajan as they attempted to smuggle 1 kilogram of heroin into Assam from Dimapur across the Dhansiri River near Bokajan,” said John Das, SDPO, Bokajan.
The drugs were packed in 85 cases of soap and are worth around Rs 8 crore on the black market.
“We learned about this new drug dealing tactic during the interrogation of a drug dealer who was arrested recently and as a result we engaged a source in the area which resulted in the recovery of today,” added the SDPO.