Dhubri, July 11: In a major operation jointly by Dhubri District Police and Quick Action Team of CRPF on the early hours of Sunday as many as 10 thousand pieces of addictive Yaba tablets has been recovered from a covered pit inside the residential area of one Rafiqul Islam, from Jhagrarpar Pt - 4 Village near Dhubri town.
Police informed that Islam is a distributor of contraband tablets who has been in the business from some time and recovered an unaccounted cash amount of Rs 2 Lakhs and 20 thousand, two bottles of addictive cough syrups and 200 empty containers used for supplying brown sugar along with the large quantity of Yaba tablets.
"Along with Dhubri Police and Gauripur Police, CRPF jointly made the operation successful. The market value of the 10 thousand Yaba tablets is around 10 lakhs rupees", said Partha Pratim Gogoi, O/C Dhubri. He also added that they are investigating the matter as to where this huge quantity of tablets came from and have registered a case under NDPS Act.
It was also informed by police sources that Islam was not only selling the addictive substances from his residence was also distributing them to other suppliers. The addictive Yaba tablets came from Myanmar via Tripura that reached Dhubri for wide distribution, informed police sources. It was also informed that as the state police, in recent times is taking strict actions against drug dealers, Islam has no buyers of large quantity, so he hid the substances in a pit and was selling it one by one in small quantity and amongst a close circle.