The police personnel of Chruibari police station, in collaboration with Assam police, intercepted a 12-wheeler vehicle bearing registration number UP 80 DT 0499 at the Assam-Agartala border in Churaibari. The search of the vehicle yielded a staggering haul – 38,200 bottles of narcotic escuf cough syrup, with an estimated market value of Rs 3.5 crores.
The operation was spearheaded by Police in-charge Pranab Mili along with a team of vigilant officers from Churaibari police station. The discovery marks a substantial victory in the ongoing battle against drug smuggling in the region.
In addition to the substantial seizure, two individuals, identified as Chandrasekhar Tiwari and Ramsagar Tiwari, both residents of Uttar Pradesh, were taken into custody. They were believed to be transporting the illicit substances from another state with the intent to distribute within Tripura.
The detained individuals will face charges under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, and will be presented before the court for further legal proceedings. The police have emphasized their commitment to ensuring that those involved in the illegal drug trade face the full force of the law.
This successful operation stands as a testament to the coordinated efforts of law enforcement agencies in curbing the flow of narcotics into the state. It sends a strong message that such illicit activities will not be tolerated, and those responsible will be held accountable for their actions. The seizure of this significant quantity of cough syrup underscores the continued vigilance required to maintain the safety and well-being of the community.