Silchar, Sept. 30: The Barak valley districts of Cachar and Karimganj in south Assam have emerged a new hub of heroin trade.
According to a press note released last night by the BSF, a new gang of drug peddlers has sprung up in these two valley districts.
BSF sources said heroin valued at more than Rs 39 lakh was seized from Karimganj district.
Acting on specific information that some people were carrying the narcotic, personnel from the BSF’s Mizoram and Cachar frontier headquarters carried out an operation near Churkhuri village last night, added PTI.
In the past two months, nearly 787gm of heroin valued at Rs 7,87,0000, was seized from Mizoram and the south Assam districts.
A senior BSF official said they were revamping the intelligence cells in a bid to check smuggling of heroin.