In a massive seizure by the police in Tripura, the State Police seized ganja (cannabis), weighing 1200 kilograms.
The consignment of ganja was being transported in an oil tanker.
The police seized the consignment from the Assam-Tripura border on Monday afternoon.
“We had information that ganja was being taken out of Tripura in an oil tanker. Accordingly, a team of police personnel were already waiting at the Churaibari area. Later, the police searched the oil tanker and found 60 packets of cannabis, which were seized. The weight of each packet is twenty kilograms. In total, 1200 kilograms of ganja was seized by police,” North District SP – Bhanupada Chakraborty said.
Notably, 1 kilogram of ganja has a value of around Rs 10,000 in the black market.
“According to the calculation, the police have recovered ganja worth 1 crore 20 lakh rupees,” police said.
There have been reports doing the rounds that many that bring various products to Tripura carry ganja on their way back.
The oil tanker seized by Police was on its way to Bihar.
Two persons have also been arrested by the police in connection with the case.