Cross-border smuggling in Tripura: BSF nabbed one with dry ganja

Agartala, Apr 29, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

Achieving success in cracking the cross border smuggling of contrabands in Tripura, 3rd battalion BSF apprehended a person with huge consignment of dry cannabis and handed him over to local police. It happened under Kamalpur subdivision in Dhalai.


According to the sources, patrolling jawans of 3rd battalion BSF from Dhalaighat BOP apprehended one Lipan Sinha(30) alias Bapan in front of the border gate. He was carrying dry cannabis in an e-rickshaw. It happened around 2-30 am on Tuesday night. Then he was taken to the BOP. The quantity of the seized dry cannabis was measured as of 28 kg.

Later, BSF Inspector Mahesh Kumar along with the apprehended person and seized materials reached local Kamalpur police station in the afternoon on Wednesday and handed him over to police at around 6-30 pm.


Speaking about the incident, Officer-in-charge Sanjit Debabrma informed the media that, the BSF Inspector Mahesh Kumar from 3rd battalion BSF handed over Lipan Sinha with 28 kg dry cannabis and other seized materials at around 6-30 pm. He also informed the media that, police would book a case under NDPS Act.


As the BJP-IPFT Government, after assuming power in 2018, declared to make Tripura an ‘addiction free’ State, Police are playing pro-active role in anti-narco drives. With strong Police network, narco traders are trying relentlessly to continue their activities in different innovative manner. However, Police are also equally responding. As Tripura shares a more 800km long border with Bangladesh, narco dealers are engaged in smuggling contrabands including cannabis to Bangladesh with different bordering areas. In this regard, BSF have a crucial role to play. Even as BSF foiled bid to smuggle ganja and such contraband materials to Bangladesh several times in the past, it is claimed there is enough room for BSF to augment its capacity and come down heavily to stop cross-border narco smuggling.