Aizawl: In a major blow to the drug racket active in the Northeastern states, a Joint Narcotics Operation conducted by Mizoram Police and its sister agency had recovered and seized five lakhs tablets of Methamphetamine from a truck bearing registration number NL-01A E-0243 near Buichali Bridge, Sairang.
Two people from the Karimganj district of Assam were arrested with contrabands. Police sources said that the estimated market price of the seized contrabands would be 25 crores.
Police said Mantu Kumar Deb (45) and Subash Das (33), both residents of Assam’s Karimganj district, were arrested near Sairang village, around 20 km from Aizawl. Their truck was intercepted during a random checking of vehicles, and 50 kg of Methamphetamine tablets were found inside it.
A case has been filed under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs, and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and investigation is underway in the Narcotics police station; Police are interrogating the two accused and finding the sources of the contrabands, said the police.