Large quantity of Yaba tablets seized, three smugglers arrested

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, July 11, 2019:  Police arrested three drug smugglers and recovered large quantity of Yaba tablets from Madhavbari area of national highway portion under Ranirbazar police station on Thursday.

Police said that based on specific information, a contingent of police personnel from Rabirbazar police station on Thursday morning detained a private car coming from Karimganj area of Assam towards Sonamura town of Sepahijala district.

During search operation inside the vehicle, police recovered 40,000 Yaba tablets, worth of Rs. One crore contained in different packets and arrested three drug smugglers including driver of the vehicle, who were directly involved with transportation of banned narcotic items. Police also recovered a cash amount of Rs. 24,000 and some mobile sets under their possession.

Arrested persons were identified as the driver Manir Hussain (28) of Madhuban under Sonamura police station, Pritam Bhowmik (24) and Alek Hussain (28) of same village. Police added that all accused drug smugglers were arrested under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS act).

Earlier, on Wednesday the Custom officials based in Agartala city raided at a godown in Vivekananda market of Agartala and recovered large quantity of Phensidyl and other tablets, worth lakhs of rupees.

Later, police sealed the godown and filed a specific case against the owner of the stored.


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