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Cops Seize Drugs Valued at ₹7.25 Crore in Assam; 2 Arrested

Acting on confidential information, a Special Task Force (STF) conducted an operation in the Katahbari area, under the jurisdiction of Gorchuk police station in Guwahati, as confirmed by DIG (STF) Partha Sarathi Mahanta.

By Team Pardaphash 
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Special Task Force (STF) of Assam Police apprehended two alleged drug peddlers and successfully confiscated a staggering 29,000 Yaba tablets, valued at ₹7.25 crore, during a meticulously planned operation on Thursday night. The operation, spearheaded by DIG (STF) Partha Sarathi Mahanta, unfolded in the Katahbari area under the jurisdiction of Gorchuk police station in Guwahati.

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The breakthrough operation was initiated based on confidential information that prompted the STF team to take swift action. As the team descended upon the Katahbari area, a hotspot for illicit activities, the law enforcement officers raided a rented house linked to the suspected drug peddlers.

Providing insights into the operation, DIG Partha Sarathi Mahanta stated, “During the operation, we recovered and seized 29,000 Yaba tablets at the Katahbari area under Gorchuk police station in Guwahati city. We arrested two persons from the rented house of the peddlers.”

The individuals taken into custody have been identified as Mujakkir Hussain, a resident of Katahbari, and Saiful Islam from Bhella under the Barpeta police station. The arrests signify a crucial step in the ongoing efforts to curb the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region.

This successful operation not only highlights the effectiveness of the STF’s intelligence-driven approach but also underscores the commitment of Assam Police in combating the menace of drug trafficking. The seized Yaba tablets, with an estimated value of ₹7.25 crore, represent a substantial dent in the illicit drug trade, sending a stern message to those involved in such activities. The arrested individuals are expected to face legal proceedings as the authorities continue their efforts to maintain law and order in the region.

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