Drugs worth Rs one crore seized in Assam

Drugs worth Rs one crore seized in Assam
Guwahati: The customs department in Guwahati on Monday seized a huge consignment of tablets worth over Rs one crore containing pseudoephedrine and arrested two people for smuggling the drug.

Sources said the tablets were used in making party drugs, which are very popular among the youth.

Sources said the drug consignment comprised 1,174 kg of tablets and about 100 kilograms of powder containing pseudoephedrine, which is worth over Rs one crore.

The sleuths said the consignment came from New Delhi and was en route to Myanmar via Mizoram.

"We received a tip-off that a consignment was coming from New Delhi. Our officers raided a godown (warehouse) and the seizure was made. The substance was packed in 58 cartons," a customs official said.

The official added that two people were arrested for their involvement in the crime.

"The arrested duo are middlemen but we are hopeful of getting some vital links from them," the official said.