Major success of Tripura police against drug

Police seized about 20,000 kg cannabis, five lakh bottles of Phensedly, Codex and other intravenous items.

Published: 07th June 2018 12:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2018 12:25 PM   |  A+A-

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By UNI

AGARTALA: Tripura has achieved a major success in past two months on the mission of Chief Minister Biplab Deb to make the state drug addiction free and trafficking of drugs.

Besides, seizure of about 20,000 kg cannabis, five lakh bottles of Phensedly, Codex and other intravenous items, police arrested as many as 43 people, including five police officers, in anti-drug operation.

After assuming office on March 9 last, the government has targeted to bust all drug paddling rackets and transportation and storage of the items and destroy cannabis orchards came up largely in bordering locations of West and South Tripura over last 10 years within the 100 days of the BJP-IPFT government along with action against anti-social elements.

According to report, so far the government suspended two inspectors of Tripura police Dipak Das, and Biswajit Debbarma, two sub-inspectors Chayed Uddin and Manas Pal and an assistant sub-inspector Dhruba Majumdar in connection with their involvement drug peddling racket.

"The government has the resolution to make Tripura drug addiction free and we are doing the job. Intensive operation and investigation against the drug trafficking have been going on and we are committed to fulfilling the mission," said DIG (Southern Range) Arindam Nath.

He, however, pointed out that police has spread its net across the state to catch up all the drug peddlers in a stipulated time.

All concerns, including field level police personnel, have also brought under the scanner and many more would be arrested soon, Nath indicated.

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