Tripura: IndiGo Airlines Employee Among Two Apprehended for Ganja Smuggling at MBB Airport


In a significant operation, Tripura police detained two individuals, including an employee of IndiGo Airlines, at Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) airport in Agartala for the possession of a substantial quantity of Ganja. The seized contraband is estimated to be valued at around Rs 3 lakh.

IndiGo Airlines Employee Caught in the Act

Acting on a confidential tip regarding the transportation of the Ganja consignment, the Agartala airport police station conducted a thorough search, leading to the discovery of 20 kg of dry Ganja in the possession of Sudip Debbarma. Another individual, identified as Nelson Jamatia, was also taken into custody for his alleged involvement in aiding and abetting the smuggling operation.

An investigation has been initiated, and charges have been filed under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act. According to Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Parmita Pandey of New Capital Complex, Nelson Jamatia held the position of an executive security officer at IndiGo Airlines.

Jamatia resides in the Abhaynagar area of Agartala, while Sudip Debbarma is from Sidhai in Mohanpur sub-division of Tripura’s West district. The market value of the seized Ganja is estimated to be around Rs 3 lakh.

Both individuals were presented before the court, where their remand was sought for further questioning. SDPO Parmita Pandey expressed the belief that additional individuals may be linked to the smuggling ring, hinting at the possibility of more revelations emerging during the remand process.



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