An Italy-made 9mm pistol was recovered from the possession of a Bangladeshi national. Credit: EastMojo Image

Agartala: The North District police arrested two persons, including a woman from Mandab Para, Rajbari under Dharmanagar Police station and recovered Rs 28,000 cash and 30,000 Yaba tablets, which costs about Rs 90 lakh in open market.

Acting on a tip of, the police personal in civil dresses cordoned the house of Hafeza Begum (40) at Mandab Para, Rajbari under Dharmanagar Police Station early in the morning. Hafeza Begum is staying along with her daughter in a rented house at Mandab Para during last 18 months.

Early in the morning on Tuesday, Hafeza Begum and Badsha Mia (42) came out from the house with two big containers in which they kept 30,000 Yaba tablets. Badsha Mia is the resident of Fultali, Matinagar under Amtali Polic station.

Seeing many people around the house, Hafeza Begum smelled something wrong and returned to the house. Meantime, police personnel rushed to her house. The security personnel started search operation and recovered Rs 28,000 cash and 30,000 Yaba tablets from the house. Police seized the amount and Yaba tablets and brought them to the police station. Hafeza Begum hired a house from Sahabuddin of Mandab Para.

Badsha Mia and Hafeza Begum were arrested from North district of Tripura along with 30,000 yaba tablets from their possession  

During interrogation, Sahabuddin told police that he was not aware about her profession and what she was doing. Badsha Mia, however, denied his involvement with the carrying of Yaba tablets from Silchar to Agartala.

Later, they were produced before the court and the Magistrate sent them on three days police custody for further interrogation.

“If necessary, we will seek for their custody. It seems Hafeza Begum and Badsha Mia might be the carrier of the contraband item,” police sources said.

In another incident, a 19-year-old Bangladeshi national, Suman Chakma, was also arrested from Kanchanjunga Express at Ambassa Railway Station and an Italy-made 9mm pistol was also found from his possession. Based on secret information, the Ambassa officer-in-charge Himadri Sarkar along with the GRP staffs of Ambassa Railway Station arrested him as soon as the train reached Ambassa station.

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