14 December 2020, Silchar: A huge shipment of Ganja or Cannabis was seized from Khowai District of Tripura on Sunday, 13 December 2020.
The truck was surrounded by a team of local police, acting upon a undisclosed tip, and the driver Shibu Sarkar, 27, was arrested on spot at Teliamura region, near Bangladesh border after they discovered 800 kg of ganja from it’s cargo.
According to a source, the ganja, if it were successfully sold, would have earned its owner close to a crore in Indian rupees. It’s the second time this month that such banned substances have been seized from this region. On 2nd December 2020 it was reported that 40 packets of Marijuana (worth 15 lakhs) was recovered by Assam police from Churaibari in Karimganj district, near the Assam-Tripura border. The shipment was enroute to Gauhati.