One govt employee arrested in charges of narcotic smuggling

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, February 21, 2019: One more government employee was arrested by Capital city police for his direct involvement in the smuggling of narcotic items.

In continuation of their crackdown operations against narcotic smugglers and their network across the state, police had earlier arrested some police personnel including few employees of the other departments of the state government for their active involved in the smuggling.

Arrested employee of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Limited (TSECL) has been identified as Ranjit Debbarma, husband of fugitive narcotic kingpin Laxmi Debbarma.

Police said that on December 25, 2018 last police had arrested one police officer and two kingpins of Cannabis smuggling in several raids from different parts of the city and seized huge amount of cash from a hideout of the smugglers. But, police unable to arrest the kingpin of racket Laxmi Debbarma. During the raids, police seized Rs. 10.1 lakh cash from the hideout of infamous woman smuggler Laxmi Debbarma from Abhoynagar area of the city.

Based on the circumstantial evidences on his direct involvement in the narcotic racket, police on Wednesday managed to arrest TSECL employee Ranjit Debbarma , has been produce before a local court on Thursday.

However, police added that their statewide operation has been continuing to trace the kingpin (Laxmi Debbarma) of narcotic racket in and around the Agartala city.



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