Dharamnagar: North Tripura Police has seized 1359 kg marijuana worth around Rs 1 crores from an oil tanker from near the Assam border on Thursday night.
Sharing details of the drug seizure, Benu Madhab Deb, officer in charge of the Dharmanagar police station said, “On the basis of secret information an oil tanker approaching from Agartala was detained at Bagbasha. During search and investigation, we found 1359 kilogram of ganja (marijuana) hidden inside it. The market price of the seized consignment is around Rs 1 core.”
“Taking advantage of the dark, the driver and the cleaner, however, fled from the vehicle in the nearby jungle hence no arrests could be made in the case,” he added.
As per the information, in last around six months more than 20,000 kg of marijuana has been seized along with a huge quantity of contraband cough syrups, tablets, heroine in Tripura. As much as 65 people have been arrested in connection to drug peddling.