Customs arrested a person with 2 kg 23 gram heroin while entering Agartala from Bangladesh, which cost around 14 crore 16 lakh rupees.
In a press release, Agartala Land Custom Station Assistant Commissioner Abhyuday Guha said that on the basis of specific information received by the customs officials of the Integrated Check Post under the Agartala Custom Division, 2 kg 23 grams of heroin was recovered.
He added, “A person has also been arrested on Friday while entering Agartala through Akhaura, Bangladesh with a black suitcase. Customs has taken a case against him under the NDPS section.”
The press release also informed that after searching the person at the Agartala Integrated Check Post, two packets of 2023 grams i.e. 2 kg 23 grams of white powder were found in his suitcase wrapped with X-ray proof paper board.
It is further claimed that the heroin was brought in such a way that it was impossible to detect it in any X-ray machine.
Only due to proper planning, strict vigilance and quick management, it was possible to confiscate those drugs and the arrested person has been sent to jail custody.
According to sources, the arrested person, named Thomas is a resident of Serchhip district of Mizoram. He came to Dhaka with the heroin by plane from Doha and from there he tried to enter Agartala by road.