The Assam Tribune

1 held with suspected heroin worth Rs 2 cr

- A CORRESPOND­ENT

NAGAON, Oct 26: Based on a tip-off, Nagaon police, led by Additional Superinten­dent of Police (Headquarte­rs) Dhruba Bora nabbed an inter-state drug peddler hailing from Manipur in front of Nonoi Police Station on Monday evening while he was transporti­ng suspected heroin worth approximat­ely Rs 2 crore in an Alto car and moving towards an unknown destinatio­n from Dimapur, Nagaland.

Police subsequent­ly seized 303 gms of heroin packed inside 20 small boxes inside the car. The arrested peddler has been identified as RK Hopingson (51) of Phaibung Khunou under Tadubi PS in Senapati district of Manipur.

Sources claimed that Hopingson is one of the most notorious drug suppliers based in Dimapur and he has been involved in smuggling of drugs to Assam and many parts of the Northeast.

DHUBRI, Oct 26: Officials of the Dhubri forest department on Monday seized two elephants while the pachyderms were being transferre­d to Jamnagar in Gujarat from Arunachal Pradesh through Assam.

A truck carrying the elephants, as soon as it crossed the Chagolia gate in Assam, was seized by the team of Dhubri forest officials with the help of West Bengal police and the forest department of that state.

It is learnt that the elephants were being transporte­d from Banderdewa in Arunachal Pradesh. The truck bearing the registrati­on number NL-02K-4034 was detained by a team led by Dhubri forest officer Deepak Chandra Deka.

The elephants were kept in Gorumara National Park before the Assam forest department sought the custody of the animals from its West Bengal counterpar­t. Later, following official procedures, the elephants were brought back from West Bengal and sent to Manas National Park.

The sand mafias have built temporary barriers in the upper reaches of the river and have held back the natural flow of water. The altered course of water has, therefore, found a way around the irrigation structure, which was used to channel water to the nearby farming lands of the locality. The artificial diversion of the river water has resulted in the drying up of the paddy fields.

 ?? ?? Indiscrimi­nate sand mining has allegedly led to this grim situation at Dilawjan, Karbi Anglong.
Indiscrimi­nate sand mining has allegedly led to this grim situation at Dilawjan, Karbi Anglong.

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