In a joint operation, approximately one lakh ganja saplings were destroyed in Tripura on Thursday.

According to official sources, on a tip-off, a joint operation was carried out by police, Border Security Force (BSF) and forest personnel.

The joint team destroyed the ganja saplings in several areas.

“On Thursday, Kalamchoura police, 74 battalion BSF and forest personnel jointly carried out an operation in the Kalamchoura area under Sonamura sub-division of Sepahijala district,” said a police officer.

“The ganja saplings worth nearly Rs 50 lakh were destroyed during the joint operation,” the police officer said.

Bharat Debbarma, the officer-in-charge of Kalamchoura police station informed that they destroyed ganja cultivation in 12 plots of land.

There were more than one lakh ganja plants, Debbarma said.

The joint team first cordoned off the area and then launched the operation.

No one has been arrested so far.

Of the eight districts in Tripura, Sepeahijala is worst affected by plantation and smuggling of ganja.

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