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  • Tarnational drug trafficking racket busted, northeast largest den of drugs, seizure of drugs worth Rs 165 crore

    Published on December 10, 2020

    by Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : Drugs are a very growing trap in the world. People earn billions of rupees of drugs. Recently, security forces in Manipur have seized drugs worth Rs 165 crore out of the largest drug bases in the north-east, seizing assets worth Rs 165 crore in the north-eastern state of Manipur.

    A joint team of Assam Rifles, Manipur Police and Narcotics Control Bureau has seized drugs worth Rs 165 crore during raids at two locations in Indo-Myanmar border city of Moreh. 2 people including 2 nationals of Myanmar have also been arrested by the police. A foreigner, a foreign pistol as well as ammunition were also recovered during the raid. It was an orchestrated operation based on a well-planned and hard iq. Assam Rifles says security agencies in Manipur through Indo-Myanmar border have been at the forefront of tackling cross border smuggling and drug trafficking. In this way, the official website of border Security Force (BSF) has informed that boats from 58 countries have seized boats carrying 45,000 kg of dry peas.

    The BSF Jawans deployed at Muktapur border out-post in West Juntia Hills district along the Meghalaya Indo-Bangladesh border have seized the consignment. The BSF was entering indian territory through the Lakra River along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya. The seized quantity of smuggled dry peas is more than Rs. 68 lakh. However, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has been combating organized crime groups engaged in smuggling of banned goods such as arms, ammunition and explosives, narcotics and drugs, gold and diamonds, counterfeit notes, wildlife products, environmentally sensitive materials and antiques in India and outside countries for more than six decades. Senior Officer of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, D K Gupta said here today that DRI has expertise in commercial frauds, prevention of theft of tax revenue of the government, business based money laundering and black money cases.

    In addition, DRI has been at the forefront of international customs cooperation and customs mutual assistance agreement with more than 60 countries. Meanwhile, Gupta said that despite the Covid-19 epidemic situation this year, dri officials worked tirelessly and made some significant recoveries. The dri personnel have the indomitable courage to take action against smugglers by risking their own lives. In November 2020, DRI officials intercepted 2 trucks and seized 66.4 kilograms of gold, smuggled into India via the Indo-Myanmar border, worth Rs 35 crore. In another case operation in August this year, DRI officials seized 83.62 kg of gold from eight passengers from Dibrugarh to New Delhi, priced at Rs 42.89 crore. In a three-day ‘Calipso’ operation, DRI busted an international drug trafficking racket with a seizure of 3.3 kg of cocaine.