Customs seize drugs worth Rs 2.59 crore

Shillong, Nov 25: The Customs have seized drugs worth Rs 2.59 crore from the city.

Acting on specific information that a consignment of drugs would be carried in a car coming from Silchar, officers of CCP Shillong intercepted a Tata Punch car in the evening of November 22 at Nongmyensong, Shillong.


On interrogation of the occupants, it was denied that any such contraband was being carried by them. However, on thorough rummaging of the vehicle, 30 soap cases of similar size were recovered from the interior part of the vehicle dashboard. On being tested with the field test kit, the product tested positive for heroin. A total of 370 gms of pinkish powder substance tested to be heroin was recovered and seized with a seizure value of around. Rs 2.59 crore. Two persons have been arrested and further investigation is in progress.

A statement issued by the Customs said theĀ  Customs remains committed to combating all types of cross border crime involving smuggling of gold, cigarettes, drugs and narcotics, wild life articles, Fake Indian Currency Notes, import-export frauds and trade based money laundering.

“Customs works in close partnership with various other law enforcement agencies.
Anybody can support the fight against cross border crime, smuggling and trade based money laundering by giving information to customs”, it said.

The statement said the names of informer are not only kept confidential, but there is an excellent reward scheme also, which is income tax free. For details of the reward scheme, anyone can download the document at

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