Drugs smuggled from Myanmar border to Tripura via Mizoram

Drugs smuggled from Myanmar border to Tripura via Mizoram

Aizawl: Most of the drugs found in Tripura enter the state from neighboring Mizoram, which shares an international border with Myanmar.

According to a Tripura police official, the 107 km long inter-state border with Mizoram state has become a major cause of concern.
North Tripura district SP said drug smuggling through the Tripura-Mizoram border is becoming a concern for law enforcement agencies in the state.
He said that most of the drugs from Myanmar enter Tripura through the inter-state border with Mizoram.
North Tripura district SP Bhanupada Chakraborty told PTI on Monday (November 13), “Law enforcement agencies are working hard to curb the menace of drug trafficking but drug trafficking, especially heroin ( Tripura-Mizoram) continues along the inter-state border.”
“Myanmar appears to be a potential threat to the war on drugs declared by Tripura”, he said, adding that “Mizoram is only a transit point as far as drug smuggling is concerned”.
Tripura’s three police stations – Damcherra, Khedacherra and Vangmum – share the 107 km inter-state border with Mizoram with a skeleton staff.

Earlier Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha declared war on drug trafficking and law enforcement agencies adopted a zero-tolerance policy to curb the drug menace.

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