Gold, Drugs Worth Rs 29 Crore Seized In (*29*), 9 Arrested

(*9*)(*29*) senior police official mentioned this seizure is state’s single largest seize of smuggled bullion


As many as 290 gold bars, weighing 48.14 kilograms, and an enormous amount of medication value round Rs 29 crore was seized by the (*29*) police on Monday. Nine individuals have been arrested, the police mentioned.

(*29*) Additional Director General of Police (Administration) Sandeep M Tamgadge mentioned the state police, whereas performing on a tip-off, seized the gold bars and medicines in separate actions on Saturday, Sunday and Monday on the narcotic examine factors at Khuzama in Kohima.

He mentioned this seizure is the state’s single largest seize of the smuggled bullion.

According to Mr Tamgadge, the police intercepted a car on the Kohima-Imphal National Highway on Sunday and recovered the smuggled gold hidden contained in the car’s gear lever cowl. Twenty-nine packets, every containing 10 gold bars, weighed 48.14 kg and are value over Rs 22.78 crore.

Two accused — Saurabh Singh, 35, and Pawan Kumar, 45 — each residents of Uttar Pradesh, have been arrested.

At least 1.84 kg heroin packed in 88 cleaning soap instances and one kg opium packed in 12 packets had been additionally recovered from the identical spot, Mr Tamgadge mentioned. The worth of the medication is round Rs 6.50 crore. Seven individuals have been arrested, he added.

Officials of the Assam Rifles and Border Security Force (BSF) mentioned that medication, particularly methamphetamine, comprise a mixture of methamphetamine, caffeine and varied different contraband, arms and ammunition had been typically smuggled from Myanmar, which shares 1,643 km of unfenced border with 4 northeastern states — Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and (*29*).

(*29*) shares its border with Myanmar and many of the unlawful issues are smuggled via (*29*)-Myanmar route.

“We have launched a massive operation against drugs and smuggled goods and so far many arrest were done and huge quantity of contraband were seized by Nagaland police,” a police supply mentioned.

On the opposite hand, Assam police have additionally launched a crackdown towards medication.

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