In a major breakthrough, the Khowai police seized brown sugar worth Rs 6 lakh from Mohanbari area in between Khowai and Agartala road on Tuesday.
Acting on a tip off, Khowai police super Rangadulal Debbarma, SDPO Anirban Das conducted raid on a vehicle TR-01-W-0367 and seized a huge consignment of brown sugar. Police have also arrested one Raju Debbarma, the driver of the vehicle.
After interrogating Raju Debbarma police came to know about one Jotin Namo who is involved in this racket.
SP Krishnendu Chakraborty said interrogation is on. He also assured that anyone involved in this drug racket wont’ be spared.
Police are well aware of the situation and often seize consignments of drugs that are used in Tripura. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The network is very deep-rooted and widespread.
The drug smuggling would, in future, become a major deterrent to better Indo-Bangla relations, sources told Northeast Now.
In yet another incident on Tuesday, Dharmanagar Police intercepted a Bolero car bearing registration number TR-05-A-1512 and seized more than seven thousand litres of smuggled diesel worth Rs 5 lakh.
Khowai police based on secret information on Monday afternoon arrested one person with brown sugar and Yaba tablets from Mohanbari area, police said.