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Contraband goods worth more than Rs. 41 Lacs recovered by RPF of NFR

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of N. F. Railway continues their drives against transhipment of contraband items through railways. During the period from 26th to 30th of November, 2022, RPF of N.F. Railway conducted drives against carrying of contraband items at Agartala, Dharmanagar, New Bongaigaon, Katihar and New Tinsukia railway stations, trains and has recovered contraband goods around Rs. 41.9 lacs. During the drives they recovered a total of 110 packets of Ganja weighing a total of 224 Kgs approximately that valued around Rs. 21.9 lacs and also recovered 24 soap cases of Brown Sugar weighing about 312.67 grams that valued around Rs 20 lacs. Six persons were apprehended in this connection.The apprehended persons along with seized items were later handed over to the respective OC/GRP or local police station for further course of action.

In an incident on 26th November, 2022, RPF team of Agartala and GRP/Agartala conducted a drive at Agartala railway station acting over information. In course of drive, they detected a suspicious person with two bags. On opening the bags, they found 09 packets of Ganja. The Ganja weighed around 22 Kgs approximately and valued near about Rs. 2.20 lacs were seized. Later the apprehended person along with the recovered Ganja was handed over to GRP of Agartala for further course of action.

In another incident on 30th November, 2022, a joint team of RPF/New Tinsukia & local police of Tinsukia conducted a drive at New Tinsukia railway station in train no. 15901(Lumding – Tinsukia Express). During the drive, the team recovered 24soap cases of Brown Sugar from five persons including three ladies. The seized Brown Sugar was worth approximately Rs. 20 lacs and weighed around 312.67 grams. The apprehended persons with the seized items were taken into custody by local police of Tinsukia for further course of action.

It may be mentioned here that RPF of N. F. Railway towards their objective of a drug free country, are constantly on vigil towards activities related to smuggling and transportation of contraband items at various railway stations and trains so as to make the nation drugs free.

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