Two drug peddlers were arrested from Kachudaram area in Cachar district of Assam with three kg of brown sugar, being transported from neighbouring West Bengal, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed on March 1.
Providing details about the police action, Sarma took to Twitter and wrote: “In a huge recovery on Tuesday, @cacharpolice arrested two drug peddlers at Kachudaram and seized 3 kg Brown Sugar being transported from a neighbouring state. Much appreciated.”
The two arrested peddlers belonged to the North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, police said.
Earlier, on February 25, the Assam Police had apprehended two accused from the Karbi Anglong district and seized 2.013 kg of morphine, valued at Rs 8 crore in the international market.
John Das, SDPO of Bokajan in Karbi Anglong, said the police launched a hunt in the case after receiving a tip-off and nabbed two during a naka-checking on the NH-36.
While in a separate case on February 1, a drug peddler was injured in a police fire after trying to flee the spot in Assam’s Nagaon district.