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Churaibari has become a drug-smuggling hub with huge amounts of contraband being transported through the region on a regular basis
Churaibari has become a drug-smuggling hub with huge amounts of contraband being transported through the region on a regular basis|File image
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Tripura: 500-kg ganja worth Rs 25 lakh seized

Truck-load of contraband recovered from truck at Churaibari check-post in north district; driver and his helper, however, give cops the slip

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: The police seized a truck loaded with 500 kg of dry cannabis worth over Rs 25 lakh in the international market from the Churaibari check-post in North Tripura on Friday night.

However, the two occupants of the vehicle, including its driver, managed to flee from the spot.

Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted the truck bearing the registration number, WB59A-5341, at the Churaibari check-post on Friday night. As the truck came to a halt, the driver and his helper ran away leaving behind 500 kg of ganja worth over Rs 25 lakhi in the international market, said police sources.

Churaibari has become a drug-smuggling hub with huge amounts of contraband being transported through the region on a regular basis. Some of the vehicles manage to pass through the check-post allegedly due to the transporters’ ‘links’ with the higher-ups in the state, said sources.