For smuggling cannabis Nine Bihar men arrested in Tripura

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For smuggling cannabis Nine Bihar men arrested in Tripura

Agartala: The Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested 9 persons and seized cannabis worth Rs 5 lakh at Agartala railway station late on Thursday (December 8) night.
Speaking on the matter, GRP officer-in-charge Sanjit Sen said that nine persons from Bihar were arrested while trying to smuggle around 52 kg of cannabis using Tripura Sundri Express at Agartala railway station on Thursday night.

“As part of the anti-drug drive, we routinely conduct search operations on trains departing the state. Today, we observed some people attempting to enter the railway station from the back. Based on suspicion, we detained and searched them, finding suspected cannabis in their bags. Nine persons were apprehended, and 52 kgs of cannabis were seized. We have arrested them and will present them before the court, seeking police remand,” said the OC.

The arrested individuals, identified as Gautam Kumar, Subodh Jadav, Raksha Kumar, Roman Kumar, Kingkar Singh, Brajesh Mandal, Prasanta Kumar, Bodhon Mandal, Suklal Kumar, are all residents of Bihar.

“They arrived here on Wednesday and were supposed to leave for Tripura on Thursday night. According to sources, they were collecting cannabis from Sidhai Mohanpur, Melaghar, Boxanagar, with most of them being from Bihar,” he added.

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