Birpara, 27th July: Birpara police on Sunday night, arrested a man with 22 kg of cannabis (ganja) from Falakata Road of Birpara in Alipurduar district. The arrested person will be taken to a special court in Jalpaiguri on Monday.
According to police sources, one scooty bearing rgd no – WB 86 B 7906 was entering Birpara with six packets of 22 kg of cannabis packed in a carton was apprehended on Falakata road, opposite Birpara TG factory. “The arrested person is a resident of Nishiganj, Coochbehar and he procures the ganja from Nishiganj and delivers the packets in Falakata ,Birpara & Madarihat as per the demand”, police said after preliminary interrogation.
Birpara Police Station OC Palzar Bhutia said, “SSB 17 Bn Makrapara provided special assistance in arresting the man”.
He further added, “similar campaigns would be carried out continuously against illegal drug smugglers.”
It is to be mentioned that the Birpara police station is working to break the network of continuous supply of narcotics in the adjoining areas including Birpara. In particular, many smugglers including sedative tablets, banned caffeine syrup and even brown sugar have been arrested after Palzer Bhutia took charge of Birpara police station.