DIMAPUR, Aug 13 � In one of the biggest drug hauls ever, Kohima police manning the Khuzama checkgate seized a consignment of brown sugar and psychotropic tablets estimated to be worth Rs 5 crore in the international market.
According to police, personnel manning Khuzama checkgate intercepted a person identified as one Nurul Haque of Dharmanagar Halahali of Tripura, travelling to Dimapur from Imphal on Thursday. They recovered the contraband drugs from his possession.
The consignment was detected by the police personnel while frisking the luggage of passengers travelling in a tourist vehicle from Imphal to Dimapur, the sources informed.
The seizure, one of the biggest so far, contained around two kg of brown sugar, 100 gm of suspected heroin and 4,000 psychotropic tablets. The international market value of the drugs would be not less than Rs 5 crore while even in the local market the value would be around Rs 100 lakh, sources said.
With the frequent seizures of such contraband substances, it is learnt that a full investigation is in progress to find out the network of people involved in the smuggling of these drugs from Manipur to other parts of the country via Kohima.