Six individuals, together with two from different states, have been arrested in this connection.
According to police, the seizure which is the very best in the final 5 years is taken into account to be a serious success for the Siliguri Police Commissionerate and the Special Task Force as a result of the cops are hopeful that whereas interrogating the individuals, police may get into sure leads which is able to allow them to intercept worldwide rackets.
Acting on a tip-off, the Special Operations Group of Siliguri Police Commissionerate raided the Kankata junction of the Eastern Bypass adjoining to Siliguri on Wednesday afternoon and detected sure suspects who have been wandering in the realm aimlessly.
Police intercepted the 4 and an enormous quantity of brown sugar was recovered from below the garments.
Police arrested the 4 recognized as — Kamal Sheikh of Kaliaganj in Baningsar of Nadia district, Monirul Islam of Bishnupur in South 24 Parganas, Shamsul Alam of Bajwaj and Mohammad Meherul of Biswas Colony of Matigara close to Siliguri.
“The quality of brown sugar is very high and it has a market value of nearly 7.5 crore. We are interrogating the four to find out whether there is any international racket involved in it,” a senior police officer of Siliguri Police Commissionerate mentioned.
In a separate raid by the Special activity Force, a big amount of brown sugar worth 2.5 crore was recovered from the key chamber of a truck in Siliguri on Wednesday night.
Acting on a tip-off, the Special Task Force of the state police intercepted the truck at Phulbari close to Siliguri and carried out a search operation. The brown sugar was then recovered from the truck’s secret chamber.
Two individuals – each residents of Jharkhand recognized as Hafizur Rahman, a resident of Assam, and Dalim Sheik have been arrested in the incident.
“We had information that some brown sugar was being transported to Bihar from Assam in a truck and so we intercepted the truck and recovered the drug. Two persons have been arrested in this connection. We are interrogating the duo,” the officer added.