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Two held with illegal betel nuts and cigarettes worth Rs 48 lakh

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BY TC News Desk

Agartala, 20th March 2024:   In a significant bust, authorities intercepted a cargo mini truck at Durga Chowmuhani Naka Point under Kamalpur police station on Wednesday, recovering a substantial quantity of betel nuts and Cigarettes . The vehicle, bearing lorry number TR 05A 1878, was found to be transporting illicit goods from the direction of Dharmanagar.

Upon conducting a thorough search, law enforcement officials uncovered a staggering fifty sacks of Burmese betel nuts and one sack of cigarettes concealed within the vehicle. The driver, identified as Amit Das, and the co-driver, Manna Chakraborty, were promptly arrested at the scene. Both individuals hail from residences within the Dharmanagar sub-division.

Sanjay Laskar, Officer-in-Charge of the Kamalpur police station, revealed that the market value of the seized Burmese betel nuts amounted to a staggering 8 lakh rupees. Additionally, the value of the confiscated Oris cigarettes, originating from the United Arab Emirates, was estimated to be around 48 lakh rupees.

Authorities have since handed over the seized items to customs officials for further processing. Meanwhile, the two arrested individuals are slated to be presented before the court to face charges pertaining to the illicit transportation of contraband goods.

The successful interception marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to curb illegal trafficking activities in the region, underscoring the vigilance and dedication of law enforcement agencies in combating such criminal enterprises.

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