Guwahati: Drugs Worth Rs 14 Crore Seized From Manipur Ambulance


Drugs worth Rs 14.1 crore were seized in an ambulance in Guwahati in the early hours of Wednesday and a person was arrested, police reported.

Acting on a tip, a police team intercepted the registered Manipur ambulance at the parking lot of an apartment in the Hengerabari area, Joint Police Commissioner Partha Sarathi Mahanta said.

“On a thorough search of the vehicle, we found 50,000 yaba tablets and 200 grams of heroin. The value of the drugs would be around Rs 14.1 crore,” he said.

Mahanta said it was the first time in the state the drugs were smuggled into an ambulance, which managed to cross several police checkpoints after entering the state from Manipur.

A person, who is a native of Meghalaya, was arrested for his alleged role in trafficking the drugs, he said.

“The consignment, which was supposed to be sent to Bangladesh via Meghalaya, belonged to an inter-state drug cartel. We have intensified our operations to nab the other persons involved in the network,” he added.