Police recover 197 kg marijuana in joint operation with BSF at Assam-Tripura border

According to police, packets of dry ganja were hidden in various cavities in an ambulance being used for the last few days for illegal transportation of the drug.

Published: 02nd September 2019 03:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2019 03:52 PM   |  A+A-

Marijuana, Weed

The seized contraband (File photo | ANI)

By ANI

NORTH TRIPURA: In a joint operation with the Border Security Force (BSF) along the state's border with Assam, police have recovered 197 kilograms of dry marijuana (ganja) from an ambulance.

"There was specific information about an ambulance being used for the last few days for illegal transportation of ganja. The packets of dry ganja were hidden in various cavities in the vehicle. The weight of the recovered ganja is 197 kilogram," said Krishnadhan Sarkar, officer-in-charge of the Kadamtala police station on Sunday.

He, however, added that the driver and other occupants of the ambulance managed to flee when they were intercepted. The police have registered a case, and have launched a search operation for the culprits.

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