Guwahati, September 29: Police had seized a large quantity of heroin worth over Rs 25 crore in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.

Police had also arrested the driver of a truck where the illegal drug was recovered.

Police said that the illegal drug was transported from Manipur.

Police had seized a large quantity of heroin worth over Rs 25 crore in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district. Police had also arrested the driver of a truck where the illegal drug was recovered.

Based on intelligence input, a police team of Karbi Anglong district had intercepted a truck bearing registration number AS-01KC-4951 at Lahorijan area in the hill district and the truck was coming from Dimapur side in Nagaland heading towards Guwahati.

During search operation, the police team had recovered 5.05 kg heroin which were kept hidden in the truck.

The market value of the seized illegal drug heroin is estimated to be over Rs 25 crore.

Police had arrested the driver of the truck identified as Ismail Ali and recovered Rs 50,000 cash in possession from him.

Earlier on September 25, Karbi Anglong district police had arrested three persons and seized brown sugar, yaba tablets worth over Rs 5 crore at Manja area in the district.