Drug peddling goes berserk with corresponding rise in consumption , police constable arrested for peddling along with another

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, June 11, 2024

Proliferation of drug peddling and consumption in Tripura seem to be reaching alarming proportions in Tripura as evident from the huge drug haul worth Rs 25 crores seized by police in Damcherra area of north Tripura from an incoming vehicle from Mizoram. What is most alarming is that two peddlers arrested include a serving police constable posted in the Bishalgarh subdivisional judicial magistrate court.

Giving details of the seizure police sources said that acting on a tip-off a a team of the Damcherra police station led by officer in charge Sanjay Majumder had been lying in wait near the ‘Naka point’ close to the Dasharath Deb bridge that connects Damcherra in Dharma Nagar subdivision with Mizoram. The police team led by OC Sanjay Majumder stopped a Hyundai vehicle in the Naka point and conducted a search operation and traced 177 cases containing highly toxic and addictive Heroin tablets whose monetary value in the black market is Rs 25 crores.

The police team also nabbed two drug peddlers Jasimuddin , a resident of Sonamura, and his companion Shahidur Rahaman , a serving constable in the Bishalgarh SDJM court from the vehicle. After getting full information about the seizure and arrest the SP (north) Bhanupada Chakrabory and SDPO Panisagar rushed to Damcherra from Dharma Nagar and took stock of the situation. He said that the last night’s seizure was an important milestone in the police’s continuing fight against the drug menace. A case under the NDPS act has been registered in the Damcherera police station against the two nabbed peddlers. Interestingly , constable Shahidur Rahaman serving in the Bishalgarh SDJM court had been arrested earlier also in connection with drug peddling but had escaped scot free.

Sources said that the two nabbed peddlers Jasimuddin and Shahidur Rahaman have been sent on three days police custody for interrogation after being produced in court in Kanchanpur today. Sources said that both the nabbed peddlers will be put through intensive interrogation for further information about the drug peddling racket and network.

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