SILCHAR, Aug 29 - In a major catch, officials of Customs along with BSF seized a consignment of Yaba tablets (methamphetamine) worth Rs 3.66 crore from a market in Lakhipur sub- division of Cachar district on Wednesday.
According to a release issued by the BSF�s Mizoram and Cachar Frontier, based on secret inputs, a raid was conducted in the wee hours on Wednesday jointly by the 131Bn of BSF and officials of Customs. The team had cordoned off a suspected house at Hmarkhawlien where the consignment of drugs was kept.
A drug peddler identified as Abul Hussain was apprehended and 36,600 Yaba tablets were recovered from his house. The man is being interrogated, a spokesman of BSF�s Mizoram and Cachar Frontier said.
The spokesman further added that the Yaba tablet is a psychotropic substance made in Myanmar and smuggled to various parts of India and also to Bangladesh through Karimganj.
The youths of the North-east are major consumers of the tablets. The BSF along with police and other agencies are keeping a constant vigil on the movement of such drug peddlers in order to contain their activities.
On the other hand, the release further said that in a separate incident at 8 am on Wednesday, an intelligence official of the BSF, S Debnath, intercepted a smuggler namely Nazrul Islam alias Noji (37) at North Lamajour locality near Badarpur in Karimganj district adjacent to the international borer road based on prior information that the person was suspected to be carrying Yaba tablets tied to his stomach. Accordingly, the smuggler was asked by the BSF official to stop. Incidentally, the smuggler attacked the BSF official with a sharp weapon and fled away from the spot. The BSF official sustained severe injuries over his left eye brow and left hand in the tussle. Later, he was rushed to a government hospital nearby. An FIR has been lodged against the suspected smuggler, the release informed.