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Tripura hands over 8 serious NDPS cases to SIT

The Tripura Police in the last three years have arrested 1655 contraband smugglers and seized contraband items of Rs 62.95 Cr.

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Agartala: Tripura Police has transferred eight cases related to drug smuggling and paddling registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Crime branch.

In a statement, Tripura Police on Tuesday said that issues related to the recent seizure of huge quantities of drugs and contrabands in the state have been reviewed by senior officials of Police and decided to hand them over to SIT for fast and conclusive investigation.

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Emphasizing zero tolerance toward the drug menace and making Tripura a Drug free state, after review as many as eight important NDPS cases were transferred to SIT to facilitate concerted, focused, and thorough investigation in coordination with Central and other State agencies to identify the organized network involved in such illegal activities, the statement said.

The Tripura Police in the last three years have arrested 1655 contraband smugglers and seized contraband items of Rs 62.95 Cr, which significantly increased from 2019 to 2021, the statement mentioned.

It added, that in 2021 police seized around 41,565 KGs of cannabis of Rs 20.78 Cr, 20,6,939 bottles of banned cough syrup worth Rs 2.79 Cr, 3850.63 grams of heroin of Rs 3.85 Cr, and 14,19,169 pieces of tablets of Rs 7.09, which showed a growing trend in the state and creating law and order problems.

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