Tripura’s 107 km long border with Mizoram remains a cause of concern for law enforcement agencies as most of the drugs from Myanmar are transported to the state through this border.
Bhanupada Chakraborty, Superintendent of Police of North Tripura district, adjacent to Mizoram, said that surveillance has been increased on the border between the two neighboring northeastern states to stop drug smuggling.
Chakraborty told PTI on Monday, “Law enforcement agencies are working hard to stop drug smuggling, but smuggling of drugs, especially heroin, continues across the inter-state border.”
Chief Minister Manik Saha has launched a campaign against the increasing drug trafficking and law enforcement agencies have intensified efforts in this direction.
According to a police report, cases were registered in 445 cases related to NDPS against a total of 746 people in Tripura till August 2023 and drugs worth Rs 91.84 crore, including heroin, were seized during this period.
The police officer said, “There is a bigger threat from Myanmar in the war declared by Tripura on drugs. We know for sure that these drugs are coming from Myanmar. As far as drug smuggling is concerned, Mizoram is only a transit point.