In yet another successful operation against drugs, the North Tripura district police on Monday recovered 230 kilograms of ganja (marijuana) and arrested two persons from Assam while trying to smuggle the contraband substance to Assam.
According to Sauvik Dey, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Panisagar in North Tripura district, the consignment worth around Rs 1.8 crore was hidden in a tanker and seized from the Tripura-Assam border.
“Acting on a tipoff received by officer-in-charge of Panisagar police station, we intercepted a truck with Madhya Pradesh registration number. A search was conducted by a team of police officials and a total of 230 kilograms of ganja in 26 packets was recovered,” he said.
Two persons including the driver of the truck and the helper, both residents of Assam, were arrested. Police also mentioned that during interrogation, the driver and his co-driver said that the illegal cannabis was being transported from Jirania in Agartala to Assam and then further to other countries.
The vehicle and the consignment of ganja have been seized and a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered with the Panisagar police station and further investigation is currently underway.