Assam: Burmese betel nuts worth Rs 1.5 crore seized from Helakandi


Silchar: Burmese betel which costs more than Rs 1.5 crore was seized from a train in Hailakandi district of southern Assam on Wednesday.

According to sources, a team of police seized more than 560 bags of Burmese betel nuts from two bogies of a train, which was going from Barbie in Mizoram to Silchar in Cachar district. The railway station is located near the Assam-Mizoram inter-state border, about 70 km from the town of Hailakandi .

Ram Ramnathpur police station officer-in-charge Nabojit Lahon told reporters that the confiscated Burmese supari had been handed over to the railway police. A few people at the railway station became suspicious when they saw the two bogies (from which the supplies had been confiscated) locked and they informed the police out of curiosity. Lahoun said police arrived on the scene, opened the bogies and found bags of Burmese soup inside.

He said that the Railway Police, after obtaining the confiscated drugs from the Ramnathpur Police, sent him (a consignment of Burmese betel nuts) to a community hall in Baldabaldi area near Jumeirah in Hailakandi District.

Hailakandi Superintendent of Police Guru Upadhyay, who visited the railway station after the betel nut was caught on Wednesday, said the matter was being investigated to find out more details about the smuggling of Burmese betel in Hailakandi district / Barak Valley. Is.

A police source said it was suspected that Burmese spies were being smuggled from Mizoram to West Bengal. Sources said that an investigation is underway to trace the racket that controlled the illegal trade.

It is noteworthy that the Barak Valley has seized several Burmese supplies in the past few months and arrested people on suspicion of being involved in the smuggling of this item. Burmese Spari, which costs about Rs. On January 28, Rs 1.5 crore was seized from a warehouse in Chandrapur under Lala police station in Hailakandi district.

On January 5, Burmese soups worth crores of rupees were seized from three lorries and seven persons were arrested from Khambar bazar in Katigorah of Cachar district. On January 3, Rs 10 million was seized from two lorries near Chori Bari Police Watch Post in Karimganj district and four persons were arrested.

Two men, Altaf Hussain and Jakir Ahmed Talqdar, were arrested February 19 in the Chamra warehouse area of Silchar on charges of being involved in the illegal trade of Burmese soup in the Barak Valley. Didarul Haque (alias Bablu), a suspected leader of the Sapari Mafia, was arrested on January 7 in Brahmangram, Kalain , Cachar district.
On December 15, Assam police arrested Nain Ghosh, another suspected spy mafia leader, from a hotel in the Ulubari area of Guwahati. Further investigation revealed that Nyan, one of the leading members of the racketeering racketeering in the Barak Valley, was also involved in the illicit drug trade.

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