AGARTALA: In a concerted effort to curb narcotics trafficking, law enforcement agencies in Tripura, including the Tripura police, BSF, Assam Rifles, and CRPF, carried out three separate operations resulting in the arrest of four individuals and the confiscation of contraband valued at Rs 1.90 crores.
During the night of January 8-9, the BSF, actively engaged in combating trans-border smuggling in Tripura, successfully intercepted a significant consignment in the Sonamura sub-division of Sepahijala district. A total of 7800 Yaba tablets, with an estimated market value of Rs 39 lakhs, were seized. Additionally, six cattle were rescued, and 620 kgs of sugar along with other illicit items worth Rs 50.74 lakhs were confiscated.
In a joint operation with Customs Agartala and Sonamura, a suspected house in Kulubari village was searched, leading to the apprehension of one suspect and the seizure of 39 packets containing 7800 Yaba tablets.
Simultaneously, Tripura police in the North district, in a separate operation on Tuesday, arrested two individuals in Dharmanagar. Intercepted on the western Ghat of Kalibari Dighi, the three drug dealers were attempting to sell 7000 Yaba tablets with a black market value exceeding Rs 35 lakhs. The arrested suspects, identified as Bahar Uddin (24) and Sultan Ahmed (21) from Patharkandi in Assam, are now in custody.
In Dhalai district, Tripura police, in collaboration with Assam Rifles and CRPF, intercepted a twelve-wheeler truck based on intelligence input. The truck, originating from Agartala, was searched at Betbagan Naka under Ambassa in Dhalai district, revealing 1630 kgs of dry cannabis packed inside parcels of dried rubber sheets. The detained driver, Kuldeep Singh, is now under custody, and the market value of the seized cannabis is estimated to be around Rs 1 crore.
The Dhalai District Superintendent of Police, Avinash Rai, stated that a case under the NDPS Act will be registered, and investigations are currently underway to dismantle the narcotics network.