In a significant breakthrough, Tripura Police conducted a late-night operation on Thursday, seizing a substantial quantity of banned cough syrups worth Rs 3 crore in the Ushabazar area on the outskirts of Agartala city.
Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Parmita Pandey of New Capital Complex shared details about the operation, stating that they received a tip-off regarding a suspiciously parked lorry in the Ushabazar vicinity.
Acting swiftly on the information, personnel from the Airport Police Station, in collaboration with the Border Security Force (BSF), conducted a joint operation and apprehended the lorry in the Chinaihani area near Ushabazar. Although no individuals were found in the vehicle, the truck displayed a West Bengal registration number.
During the search, the authorities initially discovered sacks filled with maize. However, upon further inspection, they uncovered a substantial cache of banned cough syrups. Approximately 84,800 bottles of the banned cough syrup Eskuf were confiscated, with an estimated market value of around Rs 3 crore on the black market. The investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.
This successful operation marks another milestone in the fight against illegal drugs in the region. It demonstrates the commitment of Tripura Police to curb the illegal drug trade and protect the well-being of the community.
In a related development, on the same day, the police also made 10 arrests and seized contraband items worth Rs 6 lakh in the West District. These efforts highlight the concerted actions taken by law enforcement agencies to combat the proliferation of illegal substances and maintain law and order in the state.
The seizure of such a significant quantity of banned cough syrups underscores the importance of continued vigilance and collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies to eradicate the menace of drug trafficking.