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Drugs Worth Rs 13.8 Crore Seized In Tripura, Police Says “Biggest Ever”

The Tripura Police apprehended two individuals and confiscated more than three kilograms of heroin, valued at around ₹13.8 crore in the global market.

This operation, conducted in the Dhalai District’s Ambassa region represents one of the largest drug seizures in the state.
At the Naka Point, the police intercepted a Mahindra Thar bearing the registration number TR01-BU-0234, and after searching the vehicle, they discovered 300 packets of heroin, with an approximate weight of 3.415 kilograms.

A police official said, “The Ambassa Police Station intercepted a Mahindra Thar with the registration number TR01-BU-0234 at Naka Point. Upon inspection of the vehicle, 300 packets of heroin weighing approximately 3.415 kilograms were discovered, with an estimated market value of around ₹13.8 crore.”
The official further added, “The heroin was concealed inside an improvised cloth bag within the vehicle. This seizure is considered one of the largest ever made in Tripura. The two individuals on board, Piklu Bhowmik and Mahabul Alam were arrested and a specific case has been registered.”

In a tweet, Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha praised the state police for their relentless commitment to combating the drug problem. He lauded their efforts in making Tripura a drug-free state and commended the Dhalai district police for their exceptional accomplishment in seizing illegal substances valued at approximately ₹14 crore and apprehending two individuals.

The Chief Minister emphasized the police force’s dedication to eradicating the drug issue in Tripura, highlighting their remarkable achievements.

The Tripura Police in an official statement disclosed that the Dhalai district police have been actively engaged in anti-drug operations, tirelessly combating the trafficking of illicit substances. Earlier this year, they successfully recovered 3.5 kg of heroin at Ganganagar Police Station and 2.9 kg at Kamalpur Police Station.

Police added that they have seized approximately 2500 kg of cannabis. Last year, the Dhalai police also made significant progress in addressing cannabis-related crimes by confiscating 15,000 kgs of cannabis. During this period, they registered 60 cases under the NDPS Act and apprehended 110 drug smugglers. As a result, the accused in four specific cases over the past year have been convicted, and received a minimum of six years to a maximum of ten years of prison sentences.

Notably, Police has initiated a mission named “Operation Sanjeevani” led by the Dhalai Police to tackle tackling drug trafficking issues and accomplish their vision of a drug-free society.
The police emphasised the importance of collaboration from all segments of the community in this collective pursuit.


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