The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested two persons for allegedly smuggling 47 kilograms of Methamphetamine tablets, worth Rs 47 crore in the international illicit market, in a truck in Assam’s Cachar district.
An official statement here today said based on credible inputs, a truck transporting cement was intercepted at Digarkhal Toll Gate area of Cachar district, Assam byteam on September 7.
“Rummaging of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of 47 brick size packets containing 4, 70,000 methamphetamine tablets. The drugs were smuggled into India from Myanmar through the Indo-Myanmar land border and were being taken to other destinations,” the statement said.
Both the accused were placed under arrest in accordance with the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and were remanded to judicial custody.
Further investigation into the matter is going on.
Meanwhile, the DRI, North Eastern Region has so far seized more than 2800 kgs of narcotics, such as Heroin, Methamphetamine and Ganja, valued at over Rs 199 crore and arrested 28 key persons involved in the trafficking of these narcotics, this year.