Agartala (Tripura) , AUg 3 :In one of the biggest ganja seizure in Tripura, the Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 3,350 kg of ganja, worth Rs 1.68 crore from near the Indo-Bangla border in Sipahijala district , police said.
The BSF troops raided two houses at Kamalnagar village in the district near the Indo-Bangla border, about 70-km from the state capital and seized the ganja, a BSF officer said. “Acting on tip-off BSF troops raided two houses and recovered dry ganja tightly kept inside 87 drums.
The drums were put five feet depth of the surface and plantations of betel leaves were made on those surface,” BSF DIG, Kailash Chand Poonia said.
Two persons were detained in this connection, the police said. The Superintendent of Police, Sipahijala, Kulwant Singh said in last four months security forces have seized 15,000 kg of dry ganja in the district. Tripura Chief Minister, Biplab Kumar Deb after assuming office in March this year had announced that his government has “zero tolerance to drugs” and would make Tripura drug free state.
The SP said altogether 70 drug cases were registered in last four months and 45 people were arrested.
The SP said police have started using drone cameras recently and records of satellite imagery were reviewed periodically to detect ganja plantations in the district, adding that Sipahijala is the largest ganja growing district in the state.(PTI)
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