Assam Rifles and Tripura Police, in a joint operation, Friday arrested two people who possessed dry marijuana worth Rs 1 crore, officials said.
Based on a tip-off on drug movement, the sleuths seized a heavy vehicle and apprehended two individuals along with 257 kg of marijuana from Ambassa in the Dhalai district, according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Assam Rifles.
The apprehended individuals along with the seized items were handed over to Ambassa police station for further investigation and legal proceedings, it said.
On June 7, in a major crackdown on narcotics trade, the sleuths, in separate raids, recovered dry marijuana concealed in secret chambers in vehicles in two separate areas in Tripura – one in the Dhalai district where a whopping 897 kg dry ganja was recovered and another in Khowai district where 48 packets were concealed in secret chambers in a car.
In the first incident, the contraband was recovered from an abandoned vehicle bearing a Haryana registration number spotted along the Assam-Agartala National Highway at Ambassa in the Dhalai district. In the second case, the marijuana was recovered by a police patrol team from an ‘Assam registration’ car while it was passing through the Sonatola area of Khowai. The driver was taken into custody and a case was registered.