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Assam: Two held with heroin worth Rs 15 crore in Karbi Anglong

Assam police arrested two persons with heroin worth Rs 15 crore along the Assam-Nagaland border in Karbi Anglong district.

The accused have been identified as Lanahmai Stephen (28) of Khamsom village and Veipuh Prou alias Roku Baipu (25) of Kodom Khavi village in Manipur.

Karbi Anglong deputy superintendent of police Nahid Karishma said, “Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Assam Police and CRPF conducted a vehicle search at 12 Mile under the jurisdiction of Dillai police station along the Assam-Nagaland inter-state boundary, and seized around 2 kg of heroin concealed in 152 soap boxes from a vehicle.”

Police sources said that drug traffickers use two routes to enter the state or to traffic contraband to other parts of the country through Assam. “Either they enter Assam’s Karbi Anglong from Manipur via Dimapur in Nagaland or they use the route from Manipur to Cachar in Assam’s Barak valley and then enter Guwahati via Meghalaya.

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