By TC News Desk
Agartala, August 30. The police of Churibari outpost in Assam seized 4,728 kgs of cannabis worth Rs 11.82 crore has been recovered at Churaibari check point on the Assam-Tripura inter-state border. However, the police failed to arrest anyone on the charge of smuggling cannabis.
Niranjan Das, the in-charge of Churaibari Outpost informed that on Tuesday, they were busy with the police team in the night checking. At around 8.25 in the night, a goods laden truck bearing registration number AS01FC-1894 from Tripura entered Assam’s territory. The truck is stopped as usual. At that time there was heavy traffic on the road. After searching other vehicles, they proceeded towards that specific truck. By that time, the driver or co-driver of the truck ran away.
After finding no one in the truck, the top tarpaulin was removed with the help of other police personnel, which contained rubber sheets. The eyes of the police team, who removed the rubber sheets under suspicion. Packets of cannabis are lined up under rubber sheets and meant to be smuggled. Instantly, packets of cannabis were seized from the truck.
It may be mentioned here that on August 27 last, the police arrested four persons besides recovering cannabis worth Rs 1.10 crore from two separate lorries at two check gates on the Assam-Tripura inter-state border. On this day, the police of Nilambazar police station arrested three smugglers, including a woman, who recovered around Rs 8 lakh of cannabis.
Not only in Karimganj district, many people have been arrested with cannabis and other drugs worth crores of rupees in the whole of Assam in the last one year.