The Teliamura traffic police on Saturday seized about 656 kg of dry cannabis worth Rs 35 lakh from two separate places of Tripura. One was at Hawaibari ‘Naka’ checkpoint where the truck headed towards Punjab for smuggling the cannabis was caught .On search,about 42 packets of cannabis were found. The police caught the driver and the co- driver.

In another joint operation by BSF and Tripura Police recovered about 296kg of dry cannabis in a five – hour operation from 11 am -3 pm. A total of 8 blue drums were recovered during the operation from a house of Manoranjan Sarkar at Tilla area under Kalamchaura Police Station. The police however could not get hold of Manoranjan Sarkar who is on the run now.

Police said the truck was on its way to Punjab for smuggling the cannabis. The Teliamura police arrested the truck driver along with his co-driver and took them to the Teliamura police station.

Inputs: Ne Now

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