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North East plays doorway for drugs

Posted on Nov 13, 10:39AM | IBNS

The North East region of India is being used as a connectivity route to smuggle drugs to neighbouring countries Myanmar and Bangladesh, said.

It was unearthed, when central custom officials on Monday seized a huge quantity of drugs worth over Rs 1 crore in Guwahati, suspected to be meant for smuggling to Myanmar.

The custom officials apprehended two people, who were trying to smuggle the drugs to the neighbouring country.

The nabbed person duo were identified as Raju Sen and Lalton Tuya.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of central custom department had raided at a warehouse at Boragaon area in the city and seized the drugs, packed in 58 cartons.

The custom officials had seized 1,174 kgs of pseudo ephedrine tablets and 101.56 kgs of pseudo ephedrine in crystal form.

"The consignment was sent by a Delhi based transport company in a truck to Guwahati and they were trying to smuggle the drugs to Myanmar via Mizoram," a top custom official said.

The custom department team has also seized the truck, where the drugs were loaded.