Five Bihar Residents Apprehended in Tripura with Cannabis

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In a significant crackdown on narcotics smuggling, Tripura Police successfully apprehended five individuals from Bihar, including four women and one man, as they attempted to smuggle 20 kilograms of cannabis with an estimated black market value of Rs 4 lakh.

Narcotics Bust Near Petrol Pump

The operation unfolded on a Sunday morning near a petrol pump under Bagbasa police station in Dharmanagar, following a tip-off received by the police.

Acting swiftly on the provided intelligence, police personnel intercepted a passenger bus with Assam registration. Upon thorough inspection, law enforcement discovered 22 packets containing a total of 20 kg of ganja concealed among the passengers’ belongings.

The arrested individuals were identified as Rajeev Prasad (30), Meena Devi (40), Shakila Devi (42), Viva Devi (22), and Pooja Devi (20), all hailing from Bihar.

According to Debashish Saha, the sub-divisional police officer in Dharmanagar, the suspects had arrived in Dharmanagar by train from Agartala earlier that Sunday, with intentions to travel to Silchar.

A case has been registered under the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act, section number 2/2024 at Bagbasa police station. The arrested individuals were subsequently produced before the Dharmanagar District Court for legal proceedings.

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