On the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Karimganj Police in Assam made a substantial drug seizure and subsequently incinerated the illicit substances, estimated to be worth around ₹225 crore.
During a search operation conducted last night, the Assam Police intercepted a vehicle bound for Mizoram at Ishancherra in Karimganj. Upon inspection, they discovered 200 soap cases, each containing 2.5 kilograms of heroin, inside the vehicle. The seizure is a result of the police’s proactive measures in curbing the rising number of drug trafficking cases in the region.
Two individuals, Ahad Uddin and Maqbul Hussain, were detained in connection with the case and are currently under investigation to ascertain their involvement in the illegal drug trade.
Hailing the efforts of the Assam Police in their relentless fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his appreciation on Twitter. He commended the dedication and commitment of the police force in their mission to combat this menace.
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking serves as a global reminder to intensify efforts in tackling drug abuse and curbing the illegal drug trade. It aims to raise awareness about the destructive consequences of drug addiction on individuals, families, and communities, while emphasizing the significance of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.
By destroying the seized drugs, law enforcement agencies effectively prevent their potential harm to individuals and communities. The substantial value of the drug seizure, estimated at ₹225 crore, underscores the magnitude of the challenge faced by law enforcement in combating the drug trade.
The swift action taken by the Assam Police in intercepting and confiscating a significant quantity of heroin demonstrates their unwavering commitment to upholding the law and safeguarding society from the detrimental effects of drug abuse. The coordinated efforts of law enforcement agencies, combined with public awareness campaigns, education, and support services, play a crucial role in addressing the multifaceted challenges posed by drug abuse and illicit trafficking.