Guwahati: Police seized heroin powder worth Rs 12 lakh and arrested two women in Manipurs Jiribam district last evening, officials said on Thursday.
Based on specific input, a team of Foreigner Check Post, Jiribam district police had conducted frisking and checking at the Foreigner Check Post gate.
The police team had stopped a passenger Cruiser vehicle bearing registration number AS-11CC-4107 that was proceeding towards Assam side and during checking the police team recovered 15 numbers of soap cap with 120 grams of heroin powder.
Jiribam district Superintendent of Police M Mubi Singh said that, two lady passengers had carried the contraband drugs.
The soap caps were found concealed and fasten inside the thighs of each lady by using cello-tape. 12 grams of heroin power were found concealed in each of the 15 soap caps. The approximate value of the seized drugs would be Rs 12 lakh in the market, M Mubi Singh said.
Later, police had arrested the women and they were identified as 31-year-old Shahinaz Sheikh alias Bemma and 20-year-old Fundreimayum Farana.
A case under FIR no 39 (10) 2019 under section 21(b) ND and PS Act has been registered at Jiribam police station.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)