Drug peddler Uma Malakar who was arrested in Agartala

The police have nabbed a drug peddler in  Tripura’s Agartala and recovered drugs, a mobile phone and Rs 1,84,000 in cash.

The drug peddler has been identified as Uma Malakar of West Champamura area in the city.

A team led by the officer-in-charge of East Agartala police station, Saroj Bhattacharjee conducted a surprise raid in Malakar’s residence on Tuesday night.

During the raid 120 gms of brown sugar, 200 gms of brown sugar stuffed vials and around 1,000 empty vials were recovered from her residence.

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“Efforts are on to seize the property of drug peddlers and drug kingpins so that their financial support could be also snapped after being arrested,” said sub-divisional police officer Ramesh Yadav.

The drug consignments enter Tripura through Bangladesh, Meghalaya and Manipur, Yadav added.

The police are trying to break the whole nexus of drug peddling Tripura and also trying to keep close watch on the movement of suspicious people.

“A number of names have come forward and soon more surprise raids will be conducted”, said Yadav.

A number of drug peddlers have been arrested and contraband worth crores seized during different raids in the past 10 days.

A few days ago the police had arrested Nahid Miah, a Bangladeshi national and recovered a passport, a huge quantity of drugs and cash from him.

He was one of the biggest suppliers of drugs in Agartala city.

Nahid Miah is the kingpin of the drug nexus in Agartala and has links with smugglers in Myanmar, Bangladesh and several other countries.

The police succeeded to trace Uma Malakar out after getting leads from the interrogation of Miah.

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