Singarbil (Tripura): Security staff of Air India and Airport police arrested three persons at Agartala’s Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport and recovered 170 kg Marijuana concealed in thermocol boxes. Police acted on an intel which led to this discovery. The marijuana in 17 packets of 10 kg each were concealed in thermocol boxes and declared as fish was brought to the AI cargo section at the airport by a staff of a cargo carrying agency.
However the plans were foiled by alert security staff who, during the X-ray scanning, suspected the consignment had something other than fish. A physical test revealed dry marijuana hidden in the consignment.
Owner of the carrying agency and the consignee have been arrested in this case.