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Heroin worth Rs 15 cr seized, 2 arrested in Assam

Diphu (Assam), May 9: Heroin worth Rs 15 crore was seized and two people were arrested in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Monday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Assam Police and CRPF conducted a vehicle search at 12 Mile in Dillai police station area along the Assam-Nagaland inter-state boundary, and seized around two kg of heroin concealed in 152 soapboxes from a vehicle, Karbi Anglong Deputy Superintendent of Police Nahid Karishma said.
Two occupants of the vehicle, who hail from Manipur and Nagaland, were arrested, the officer said.
“In a big and smart op, @assampolice intercepted a car at 12 Mile under Dillai PS and recovered 152 soapboxes containing 1.995 kg suspected Heroin. Two persons of 2 neighbouring states apprehended. Further investigation is on. Keep it up Assam Police,” Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted. (PTI)