25 bags of plants used for making drugs seized in Assam

Tezpur, Jul 7 (PTI) Five drug traffickers, including two young women, have been apprehended in Assam with 25 bags of rare plants of Arunachal Pradesh, used for making psychotropic drugs, police said. The seized plants included `accureas', `parris', `pipgoya' and `morgo' varietes, which grow between rocks in the neighbouring state, they said. After collecting the plants, the five persons were travelling with the bags in two separate buses from Itanagar in Arunachal to Dimapur in Nagaland, police said.The group, nabbed at the Mission Chariali bus stop in Tezpur last night, were suspected to be involved in an international drug trafficking racket. The group was suspected to be acting as both, collector and carrier of the raw material for making drugs, to Myanmar from Arunachal via Manipur and Nagaland, the police said. The two women involved in the illicit drug trade were identified as B Sushant and H Babula from Senapati district of Manipur, the police said.Two others are Poutou Knd (Knd) and K Dahri of Nagaland, while the guide from Arunachal was yet to be identified, the police said.