Dharamnagar (Tripura) [India] Sep 8 (ANI): North Tripura Police has seized 1359 kg marijuana worth around 1 crores from an oil tanker from near the Assam border on Thursday night.Also Read - Highlights India vs England 1st Test, Day 1: Bumrah, Shami Dominate as India Take Opening Day's Honours

Sharing details of the drug seizure, Benu Madhab Deb, officer in charge of the Dharmanagar police station said, “On the basis of secret information an oil tanker approaching from Agartala was detained at Bagbasha. During search and investigation, we found 1359 kilogram of ganja (marijuana) hidden inside it. The market price of the seized consignment is around Rs 1 core.” Also Read - Prashant Kishor's I-PAC Team Confined to Hotel in Agartala, Police Says 'Routine Check-up'

“Taking advantage of the dark, the driver and the cleaner, however, fled from the vehicle in the nearby jungle hence no arrests could be made in the case,” he added. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

As per the information, in last around six months more than 20,000 kg of marijuana has been seized along with a huge quantity of contraband cough syrups, tablets, heroine in Tripura. As much as 65 people have been arrested in connection to drug peddling. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.