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Yaba Drug Tablets Worth Rs 8.52 Crore Seized In Tripura

Border Security Force (BSF) along with Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 1,68,500 yaba drug tablets worth Rs 8.52 crore in a joint operation, an official release has said.

Two vehicles that were used for in narcotic smuggling were also seized.

A huge consignment of narcotic drugs was seized from the house of Tunu Miah, a resident of village Matinagar, West Tripura, the release said.

Acting on specific intelligence input provided by BSF Intelligence branch about storing of huge consignment of Narcotic drugs in the house of an Indian national namely Tunu Miah R/o Village Matinagar, PS Amtali, West Tripura, for smuggling it across border to Bangladesh, on 02nd Jan 2019, at about 2100 hrs, a joint team of BSF troops and DRI officials, Agartala swiftly cordoned the target house.

It is pertinent to mention here that Tunu Miah presently residing at Bishalgarh and has provided his house to his nephew namely Soyag Miah for further use. On observing joint operation teams of BSF and DRI approaching near the house, the occupants managed to run away taking the advantage of darkness.

During thorough search of the house in presence of two independent witnesses, above Ops party recovered two cartons and a polythene bag containing huge quantity of Yaba tablets.

The said cartons and polythene bag were opened leading to recovery and seizure of 1,68,500 Nos of Yaba tablets worth around Rs. 8.52 Crores along with 02 Maruti cars, which were being used for transportation of the consignment of drugs. Seized items handed over to DRI Agartala on the spot for further legal action.

Besides above operational achievements, BSF troops deployed on Indo Bangladesh border in Tripura, also succeeded in seizing contraband

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