In an operation carried out by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) teamed up with Tripura police, Assam police and Border Security Force (BSF), seized over 3878 kg of cannabis in two separate back-to-back cases in Tripura and Assam on 1st and 2nd August respectively.
In the first search operation carried out on 1st August, on the premises of two people identified as Delowair Hossain and Hussain Ali, both residents of Sepahijala District in Tripura, about 3390.69 kg of ganja (dry cannabis) packed in 85 plastic drums of different sizes was buried under the soil of the land belonging to the same. The cannabis consignment has been seized and the accused arrested in connection under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
In the second operation conducted on 2nd August, 488 kg of ganja at Angla Bazar, Badarpur in Karimganj district of Assam was seized from an abandoned house by a team of Assam police, BSF, and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.
As confirmed by the DR, in the last few months a total of 8900 kg ganja has been seized from Tripura alone.
Tripura becoming the hub for the illegal trading of narcotics, last month too, news surfaced where East Agartala Police in Tripura seized a huge consignment of dry marijuana (ganja), weighing 900 kg, in sealed packets, meant for smuggling in Mohiskhola area on the outskirts of State capital, Agartala.
The newly-formed BJP-led Government in Tripura declared that it wanted to make the State drugs free besides it expressed its concern about the smuggling of drugs as Bangladesh has raised this issue at various levels.
For the last two months, Tripura Police and Border Security Force (BSF) have been making continuous efforts to curb smuggling of drugs to Bangladesh. The BSF along with the State administration of Tripura recently have seized huge quantity of Yuba tablets, brown sugar besides dry marijuana and also destroyed marijuana plantations in the bordering areas.