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BSF IN JOINT OPS SEIZED HUGE QUANTITY OF DRY GANJA AND DESTROYED GANJA PLANTATION WORTH RS. 1.57 CRORES

BSF troops deployed on International border have been putting relentless endeavors in containing smuggling of contraband items especially Narcotics Drugs through special operations from time to time in the State of Tripura.


In series of such operations, in a major breakthrough BSF Troops on 15 Feb’ 2020, based on specific intelligence input regarding stocking and cultivation of huge quantity of Ganja in forestland of Ghatighar in area of Border Out Post Anandpur under PS Sonamura, Dist Sepahijala, BSF Intelligence Team Gokulnagar along with SDPO Sonamura and Forest Protection Unit Boxanagar reached in the target area at about 1500 hrs. On observing the Ops party, the Ganja smugglers / cultivators managed to escape into dense forest.

During thorough search of the area, Ops party recovered 18 Nos of plastic drums and 09 Nos of plastic bags containing 889 Kgs of Dry Ganja concealed at three different places, along with 08 Nos of Motorcycles.

The joint Ops party also destroyed approx. 4500 numbers of matured Ganja plants by burning, which were spread over 03 hectares of forestland. Total value of seized and destroyed articles is having market value amounting to Rs. 1,63,45,000/-. Seized items handed over to PS Sonamura.


Besides above, during intervening night of 15-16 Feb 2020, BSF troops also succeeded in seizing other contraband items having collective market value of Rs. 89,098/-. It is also worth mentioning here that in addition to regular seizure of such huge quantity of Narcotics drugs particularly Yaba Tablets and Ganja; Vigilant BSF troops deployed on the extreme frontiers of the country are effectively manning the International Border and considerably seizing the contraband items like Phensedyl, Liquor, Cattle, Garments also on daily basis from bordering areas.

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