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Tripura: Major Drug Bust at Assam-Tripura Border; 207 Kg of Ganja Seized

Tripura Police intercepted a truck at the border, confiscating 207 kg of ganja worth Rs. 31 lakh; driver was arrested under the NDPS Act.

Tripura: Major Drug Bust at Assam-Tripura Border; 207 Kg of Ganja Seized

Sentinel Digital Desk

AGARTALA: In a significant operation on Sunday night, Tripura Police made a major drug bust, seizing a substantial quantity of ganja weighing 207 kilograms from the Churaibari Naka Point, situated at the Assam-Tripura border.

This successful operation was initiated following actionable intelligence inputs received by law enforcement agencies. Under the vigilant supervision of Churaibari Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Samresh Das, a well-executed raid was conducted at Naka Point. The police team intercepted a 12-wheeler truck, bearing the registration number WB23 E 9879, which had been suspected of carrying illicit substances.

During the meticulously executed raid, law enforcement officials made a shocking discovery. They found 40 packets containing a staggering 207 kilograms of ganja concealed within a secret chamber ingeniously built into the truck. The estimated market value of the confiscated ganja is believed to be a substantial Rs. 31 lakh.

Meanwhile, the driver of the truck, identified as Kisan Ali and hailing from West Bengal, was swiftly apprehended in connection with the seizure. A case has been registered against him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The North Tripura District Police, in an official statement, reported, "Based on a confidential tip received this evening, a 12-wheeler truck was detained at the Churaibari Police Station checkpoint. A thorough search uncovered a total of 40 packets, approximately weighing 207 kilograms, of semi-dry Cannabis meticulously concealed in a secret chamber within the truck."

The statement continued, "Contraband substances were swiftly seized, and the driver was placed under arrest. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act, and a comprehensive investigation is currently underway to ascertain both the forward and backward linkages of this illicit operation."

This operation stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment of Tripura Police in their relentless efforts to combat drug trafficking and maintain law and order in the region. The successful seizure of such a significant quantity of ganja underscores the importance of actionable intelligence and the dedication of law enforcement personnel.

The arrest of the truck driver, Kisan Ali, is a crucial step in dismantling the illegal drug supply chain. The investigation will aim to uncover the entire network involved in the transportation and distribution of these narcotics.

This latest incident serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing battle against drug trafficking in India and highlights the need for continued vigilance and coordinated efforts among law enforcement agencies to curb this menace. Tripura Police's resolute actions have undoubtedly made a significant dent in the illegal drug trade, sending a strong message to those involved in such illicit activities.

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