BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 5th January 2024: In a major crackdown on drug trafficking, the Ambassa police station of Sipahijla district seized 132 kg of dry ganja worth Rs.13 lakhs from a vehicle at Ambassa Naka Point on Friday. The police also arrested the driver and the co-driver of the vehicle, who were allegedly smuggling the contraband from Teliamura to Shillong.
According to Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Manvendra Chowdhury, the police received a tip-off from a secret source that a large consignment of ganja would be transported by a car from Teliamura to Shillong in the early hours of Friday. Acting on the information, the police set up a check post at Ambassa Naka Point and intercepted the car bearing the registration number AS09AC6646.
Upon searching the vehicle, the police found 45 packets of dry ganja weighing 132 kg hidden under the seats and in the trunk. The police arrested the driver and the co-driver of the car and seized the vehicle along with the ganja. The ASP said that the market value of the seized ganja is estimated to be around Rs.13 lakhs. He added that the police have registered a case against the accused under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and are investigating the source and destination of the illegal consignment.
The ASP also praised the Ambasa police station for their successful operation and said that they have once again proved their commitment to creating a drug-free Tripura. He appealed to the public to cooperate with the police and report any suspicious activities related to drug trafficking. He also warned the drug peddlers and smugglers that the police will not spare anyone who is involved in such crimes and will take strict action against them.