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Assam Police seize 1,420 kg of Ganja from Assam-Tripura Border

A vehicle carrying a significant amount of ganja was apprehended at the Churaibari checkpoint at approximately 6 AM on a Sunday morning while crossing from Tripura into Assam.

Surprisingly, a Bharat Petroleum oil tanker was involved in this smuggling incident.
During inspection of the ten-wheeler Bharat Petroleum Tanker with registration number NL 01 AG-5508 arriving from Agartala at the Assam Churaibari Police Naka Point, the police discovered a substantial quantity of dried ganja hidden inside the tank.

Approximately 1,420 kilograms of ganja packed in 71 packets were confiscated, which has an estimated black market value of Rs 1 crore and 42 lakh.

The vehicle driver, Mithun Sarkar, a resident of Teliamura was also apprehended.
Initially, he denied any involvement in the illegal activity. However, later admitted that the ganja was intended to be transported from Agartala to Bihar.

The police have filed a case against the driver of the vehicle under the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act and have initiated an investigation into the matter.


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