Police seizes ganja worth Rs 10 lakh, two arrested

Tripura police arrested two persons and seized 103 kilograms of cannabis (ganja) worth Rs 10 lakh at Ambassa Betbagan Naka checking point on Tuesday.

 The police stated that they received a crucial tip-off regarding two individual transporting a substantial quantity of cannabis (ganja) from Agartala towards Ambassa, on the basis of the tip-off a police team led by inspector Govinda Das along with police personnel from Ambassa police station laid a trap and intercepted the vehicle bearing number TR 01BF 0275 at Ambassa Betbagan Naka checking point.  

During a meticulous search of the vehicle, police officials found 103 kilograms of cannabis (ganja) packed in 89 packets. The vehicle driver and his aide both residents of Sidhai Mohanpur were arrested for possessing the cannabis (ganja). The contraband worth Rs 10 lakh was concealed in secret compartment inside the vehicle. The two arrested have been identified as Samridha Debbarma and Boyar Debbarma. The seized cannabis (ganja) was intended for smuggling purposes beyond Tripura's borders, police said.

The two accused were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic  Substances Act, 1985.

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