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Five including woman held with cannabis worth Rs 9 lakh at Jirania


BY TC News Desk

Agartala: December 26. Tripura Police along with Assam Rifles jawan on Monday seized huge cache of cannabis worth Rs 9 lakh from Jirania under West District of the state.

Speaking with the reporter today officer-in Charge of Jirania police station, Naru Gopal Deb said they had prior information that two vehicle carrying cannabis was coming towards National Institute of Technology in Agartala under Jirania Police station this morning.

“Tripura Police personnel and jawans of Assam Rifles was waiting in and around National Institute of Technology , Agartala. At around 9 AM two vehicles reached at the second gate of NIT and at that time we have detained both the vehicle and detained the people including one woman. We have searched the vehicle and seized 18 packets of cannabis which is around 180 kg and the market value would be around Rs 9 lakh”, he said.

The OC further said that they have arrested the persons and produced them before the court seeking police remand for interrogation. However as the court is on winter vacation, they will be keep under judicial custody till January 03.

The accused were identified as Sahidul Hassan (23), Hossain Mia (21), Kulsum Bibi (36), Md Jakaria (20) and Ajay Biswas (23)

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