In a major drug bust, the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Tripura apprehended 12 individuals today at Agartala Railway Station for carrying a staggering 130 kilograms of dry ganja. The arrests were made during routine checking operations conducted by the GRP officials.
Acting on a tip-off, the GRP personnel were conducting thorough inspections at the busy railway station when they discovered the illicit consignment concealed in multiple bags. The individuals in possession of the contraband were immediately taken into custody.
A specific case has been registered against the detained individuals under the appropriate sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The NDPS Act prescribes stringent penalties and punishments for drug-related offenses.
Speaking about the operation, a senior GRP official stated, “The vigilance and dedication of our personnel during routine checks led to this significant seizure. We remain committed to combating drug trafficking and will continue our efforts to keep the railway stations safe and free from illegal activities.”
The seizure of such a large quantity of ganja underscores the authorities’ continuous efforts to curb drug trafficking and illegal activities in the state. The swift action by the GRP has once again demonstrated their commitment to maintaining law and order and ensuring the safety of passengers and commuters at railway stations.
An investigation is currently underway to determine the origin and destination of the illegal consignment and to identify any potential links to drug smuggling networks. The detained individuals will be presented before the court for further legal proceedings as per the provisions of the NDPS Act.
The GRP, along with other law enforcement agencies, remains vigilant to prevent the transportation and sale of illegal substances, contributing to the collective effort to create a drug-free and secure environment in Tripura.