Agartala: The Tripura police on Thursday destroyed a huge quantity of contraband items worth Rs 5 crore, seized between the first week of April and the last week of May from across all the eight district of the state.
The seized items include 6,539 kg of dry cannabis (ganja) 37,758 bottles of cough syrup, 64,250 Yaba and other tablets and 360 grams of heroin.
DIG intelligence Lalminga Darlong said that the contraband items were seized across the state’s police stations and were brought to the area after the clearance from the court.
The destruction was conducted as per the Supreme Court and High Court guidelines, said Darlong. “It is a continuous process and it is supposed to be conducted every month. However, due to elections and other engagements of the officials, it was delayed this time,” he added.
Earlier in February and April, contraband items worth over Rs 1 crore and Rs 7 crore, respectively, were destroyed in the state. In the last one year, over 70,000 kg of contraband items were destroyed — the highest since the new BJP-IPFT government took charge in Tripura
In the last one year, however, the police were also able to make several arrests and crack down on a number of drug dealers from across the state.