IMPHAL: The Border Security Force (BSF) recently seized a huge consignment of Yaba tablets worth around Rs. 2 crore from the Cachar district of poll-bound Assam.
"The BSF in its drive against narcotics, acting on specific information, regarding the movement of Yaba consignments on February 23 at about 12:10 hrs, troops of 01 Bn BSF intercepted one red coloured Hyundai Car i10 No. AS-11D-5358 which was plying between Amtala and Kinokhal was intercepted in the area of village Chandinagar Part-2," said an official communique.
The release further stated that on sensing that their car was to be stopped, the two occupants of the car locked the car and ran away towards village Chandinagar-2.
The party followed the miscreants to his home. When the party reached the suspected house, the miscreants already managed to escape. The suspected car was searched in the presence of Kathigorah police where 221 packets containing 39,800 Yaba tablets was recovered. Its estimated value in the market is Rs.1.99 crore (each tablet costs Rs. 500).
Likewise, in the evening of February 23, acting on specific information, BSF troopers managed to seize 20 packets containing 4,000 Yaba tablets amounting to Rs. 20 lakh in Alonguri village.
"The police and the BSF are looking after the suspects who are engaged in the illicit trafficking of drugs," said an official, adding that the BSF is determined to make the region free from transhipment of illicit drugs or narcotics and its abuses.
The BSF has also urged people from all walk to come forward to fight against the illegal trading of drugs.
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