Sepahijala District Police, along with various security forces and forest officials, successfully executed a joint operation on December 23, 2023, to eradicate an extensive cultivation of immature Ganja plants in multiple locations spanning 151.5 acres of forest land.
The coordinated action, which involved the Sepahijala district Police, TSR contingent of 7th, 9th, 11th, and 15th BN (Men and Women), Forest Department, and CRPF 140 Bn, resulted in the immediate destruction of approximately 303,000 immature Ganja plants. The operation aimed at curbing the illegal cultivation and trade of narcotics in the region, contributing to the ongoing efforts to maintain law and order.
The collaborative approach demonstrated the commitment of various law enforcement and environmental protection agencies to address the challenges posed by the illicit cultivation of drugs in the region. The massive scale of the Ganja eradication drive reflects the scale of the issue and the dedication of authorities to combat the menace.
Officials involved in the operation emphasized the importance of such joint initiatives in preserving the ecological balance of the forest lands while simultaneously dealing a blow to the illegal drug trade. The destruction of immature Ganja plants not only hampers the supply chain of narcotics but also prevents the potential environmental and social impact associated with illicit cultivation.
Local residents and environmentalists have lauded the joint efforts of the Sepahijala District Police, TSR, Forest Department, and CRPF for their swift and decisive action in addressing this pressing issue. The success of this operation serves as a testament to the effectiveness of collaborative efforts in tackling complex challenges, ensuring the safety and well-being of the community in Tripura. Authorities have reiterated their commitment to maintaining such proactive measures to create a safer and healthier environment for all residents.