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Tripura’s young generation under threat of ‘Yaba Monster’ : Ranir Bazar Police seized contraband items worth Rs. 40 lakhs, 3 arrested
TIWN July 11, 2019
Tripura’s young generation under threat of ‘Yaba Monster’ : Ranir Bazar Police seized contraband items worth Rs. 40 lakhs, 3 arrested
PHOTO : Contraband items seized. TIWN Pic July 11, 2019

AGARTALA, July 11 (TIWN): Since few years, yaba tablets have become Tripura’s most seized contrabands, results of massive illegal border business. In a successful drive, Ranir Bazar Police Station recovered 40,000 numbers of YABA Tabletstand 24,000/- cash depending on relievable information from their sources at around 4:30 AM from Madhab Bari Inter State Truck Terminus. Police said, three persons namely Manir Hussain (28), Alek Hussain (30) & Pritam Bhowmik (25) were arrested in this connection with their private vehicle bearing registration No. TR 01 AZ 0657 (Dustan) from the spot. The approximate value of the narcotics is around INR 40.00 Lacs (Forty Lacs). The raid was headed by SDPO Jirania Suman Majumder and OC Ranir Bazar Police Station Soumen Das along with their team.This narcotics recovery and arrest at Madhabbari Inter State Truck Terminus is another success of Tripura Police.But what worries is that amid massive seizers, the drug peddlers are uncontrolled, continued unafraid jobs in contraband dealing.

On June 24, SP North Bhanupada Chakraborty led raided 1.5 crores of yaba tablets were seized whereas in last one year 10 crore’s worth yaba tablets have been seized.

BSF almost everyday seizing huge numbers of contrabands where yaba tablets are common. On June 21 late-night in such attempt, BSF has seized 9,000 yaba tablets worth 45 lakhs at Sonamura K K Nagar.

Recently BSF stated that such narcotic dealers are using women often in cross border smuggling. On yesterday, police seized 7,200 bottles of phensedyls, huge number of tablets from Shib Bari area in Agartala from godown of a local named Ratan Saha. 

A survey says, much popular in Ganja smuggling since decades, state Tripura has now developed yaba tablets smuggling, more dangerous drug than phensedyl and ganja.

Ya ba, formerly known as ya ma, are tablets containing a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine. The illicit use of this drug combination has caused problems in South East Asian countries. 

Effects of yaba tablets which changes human behavior are the following :

  1. Tremors
  2. Hypertension
  3. Hallucinations
  4. Psychotic episodes
  5. Paranoid delusions
  6. Violent behavior
  7. Hyperthermia and convulsions
  8. Agitation, anxiety, and nervousness
  9. Mental confusion and memory loss

Psychosis similar to schizophrenia (characterized by paranoia, picking at the skin, self absorption, and visual and auditory hallucinations)

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