Tripura's Multimillion Drug Bust: Major Seizures and Arrests Make Headlines

Authorities in Tripura have seized drugs worth over Rs 70 lakh in separate incidents. Highlights include a significant Yaba tablet seizure, a firearm confiscation, and a large amount of ganja intercepted. Arrests were made, but one suspect remains at large, triggering an ongoing manhunt.

PTI | Agartala | Updated: 07-06-2024 17:03 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 17:03 IST
Tripura's Multimillion Drug Bust: Major Seizures and Arrests Make Headlines
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In a major crackdown, authorities in Tripura have seized narcotics valued at over Rs 70 lakh in separate incidents, police officials disclosed.

A substantial consignment of outlawed Yaba tablets, worth Rs 20 lakh, was intercepted, and one individual was apprehended in West Tripura district on Friday, confirmed a police officer.

Based on a tip-off, a coordinated effort by state police and BSF led to the raid of a residence in Matinagar village, Sepahijala district, near the Bangladesh border. The operation yielded over 20,000 Yaba tablets, a pistol, and four cartridges, stated West Tripura Superintendent of Police Kiran Kumar.

The homeowner, 51-year-old Abu Salem Bhuiyan, is under arrest.

Adding to the successful operation, authorities recovered ganja valued at over Rs 50 lakh from a vehicle in Churaibari, North Tripura, on Thursday.

Speaking to PTI, North Tripura SP Bhanupada Chakraborty revealed that a vehicle bound for Assam from Agartala was searched at the Churaibari check-gate, uncovering 275 kg of ganja.

Although the driver fled the scene, a manhunt is underway to apprehend him.

The seized Yaba tablets, a methamphetamine and caffeine mix known as the 'crazy drug,' are prohibited in India.

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