Assam And Tripura Police Seized Cannabis Worth Rs 3.45 Crore

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Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura

Agartala, October 17, 2022: Police of Tripura and Assam on Monday seized a huge haul of cannabis from Bejimara area under Sonamura police station in Sepahijala district and at Assam-Tripura border worth Rs 3.45 crore.

It is reported that the Additional Superintendent of Police in Sepahijala district conducted an anti-cannabis campaign on Monday, seized 481 kilograms of cannabis and arrested a woman. The police raided the house of Nurul Islam at Bejimara area under Sonamura police station and recovered 481 kilograms of dry cannabis. The woman named Amina Begum has been arrested. The police have registered a case against him under the NDPS section. The woman will be produced in court on Tuesday.

Moreover, the Sepahijala district’s police destroyed 5,000 cannabis plants in raids in the Bholamura area of Rangamati. This operation was led by Additional Superintendent of Police Manabendra Chowdhury of Sepahijala district, Second in-Officer Manash Pal of Sonamura Police Station and jawans of 133rd battalion of BSF.

On the other hand, Assam’s Churaibari outpost police personnel seized more than three tons of cannabis on Monday. The truck loaded with cannabis was proceeding towards Guwahati from Agartala. When the vehicle crossed Tripura border and entered Assam’s Churaibari police gate at about 4 PM, police stopped and conducted a search operation.

Speaking to media persons, Churaibari outpost in-charge Niranjan Das said “Police seized a bulk quantity of around 3 tons 243 kilograms of cannabis worth Rs 3 crore 30 lakh. Police arrested Manik Singh. During interrogation, Manik revealed that the cannabis was loaded from Agartala’s Maharaj Ganj Bazar. The driver also alleged that the Tripura police had managed to transport cannabis to the state.

Meanwhile, the Assam Police will file a case under the NDPS Act against the arrested driver and hand him over to Karimganj District Court on Tuesday. However, the police continued to search for those involved in the incident.

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