North East

Tripura: Ganja, Yaba and Indian currency seized, one arrested

ProMASS News

Agartala, Jun 11, 2019: In a major development, the joint team of BSF and Tripura police succeeded in busting a racket of drug smuggling at Boxanagar area under Police Station Kalamchera in Sepahijala District.

On 10 June 2019, BSF intelligence branch received credible information about stocking of Dry Ganja and yaba Tablets in the house of one drug smuggler namely Rameez Mia (25 years) of Dakshin Para at Boxanagar.

Accordingly, the joint team of BSF and local police with BSF Dog Squad reached near the target area on 11 June 2019 at about 6 AM, and cordoned off the house. The owner of the house namely Rameez Mia was informed about illegal stocking of drugs in the house and requested to cooperate with the search party. On observing BSF and police party inside his residential complex, the suspect tried to run away but he was immediately apprehended by the security personnel.

After resistance from the owner of the house, at about 7 AM, the joint search party from BSF and police carried out a search of the house. The services of BSF sniffer dogs and other electronic gadgets were also put in to use for search operation. A per the information provided by the source, the consignment of narcotics items were stored in the basement under concrete floor of the bedroom.

The joint search party recovered six plastic drums filled with 262 kgs of Dry Ganja worth Rs. 13,10,000. On further search of the house, party also seized one polythene bag containing 1171 Nos Yaba Tablets worth Rs. 5,85,500/-,  Indian currency of Rs. 11,75,850/-, Bangladesh currency of Tk 5,730 and 02 mobile Phones from different corners of the house.

On the recovery of above mentioned contrabands items from his house, Ramiz Mia got fainted and was admitted to PHC Boxanagar by the Police party. Further, he was referred to GB Pant Hospital, Agartala and admitted there. The seized contrabands handed over to PS Kalamchera and FIR is being lodged against Ramiz Mia under NDPS Act.

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