Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel who made the statement a day after an SUV, allegedly transporting ganja between MP and Odisha, ploughed into a religious procession in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh killing one person and injuring 17 others, has urged Odisha and MP governments to take stern action against ganja trade.
According to police sources, nine out of the 11 persons hail from Malkangiri district while the rest two are from Andhra Pradesh. All of them were arrested during a crackdown on ganja smuggling in MV 79 area on February 1, 2021.
In another success for the Odisha Police, Adava Police on Sunday seized over 20 quintals of marijuana from a granite-laden truck near Mandrabaju village in R.Udaigiri area of Gajapati district and arrested two persons.
The on-duty cops at the checkpoint chased the vehicles and successfully nabbed them. The police found the vehicles loaded with a huge cache of Ganja. Seizing the vehicles, police took five persons to Mudulipada police station for interrogation.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the accused from Delhi were staying at a rented house in Bhubaneswar. They used to procure the contraband from different peddlers in Gajapati district.
As the livelihood of transgenders has been affected due to Covid lockdown, they are suspected to have been resorting to such unlawful activities to make ends meet.
Mumbai: The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai crime branch has seized 1,800 kg ganja worth Rs 3.5 crore which was being brought from Odisha and arrested two persons in the biggest such operation in recent past, an official said on Saturday. On a tip-off, police intercepted a truck at a Foot Over Bridge (FOB) […]
Kandhamal: The Baliguda Police on Wednesday arrested and court forwarded three persons including a home guard for reportedly smuggling ganja in Kandhamal district. The home guard has been identified as Khirod Kumar Sahoo of Salepur area in Cuttack district while the other two are- Purnachandra Mallik of Balisuga village and Sashi Mallik of Madinata under […]
Koraput/Berhampur: Continuing with its crackdown on illegal Ganja trade in the State, Odisha police has seized around Rs 2 crore worth Ganja from Koraput and Berhampur in the last two days. Semiliguda Police on Sunday seized around 15.77 quintal of Ganja near Daliamba chhak while it was being illegally transported in a tanker trunk. The […]
Koraput: Continuing its crackdown on illegal ganja smuggling in the State, police seized around 134.6 kilograms of the narcotic substance near Kanagaon village under Machkund area of Koraput district in the wee hours of Friday. Police have also arrested two persons identified Chaturam of Bihar and Rajiya Paswan of Delhi in connection with the illegal […]
Malkangiri: Miscreants are using different ploys to carry out various crimes as well as to smuggle narcotic substances like Ganja (dry cannabis) in Odisha. This time the drug peddlers used an SUV with ‘Police Escort’ sticker and a blue beacon to smuggle Ganja in Malkangiri district. However, such attempts to smuggle the Ganja proved futile […]
Berhampur: Excise department officials of Berhampur on Thursday arrested three persons in two different cases for peddling around 170 Kgs of Ganja. As per reports, the excise sleuths laid a trap on NH-16 near Lanjipalli in Berhampur at 9am after getting a tip off about two suspected Ganja peddler. They apprehended a pickup truck at […]
Berhampur: Even as the law enforcement forces in Odisha are cracking down on ganja smugglers every other day in the State, they are adapting new methods, leaving the agencies startled. This time, a team of police officials seized a huge cache of ganja (dry cannabis) covered by PPE kits while it was being transported in […]
Bhubaneswar: Huge quantity of banned cannabis was seized from a goods carrier from Bharatpur area Khordha by the State Excise department on Friday. One person has been arrested in connection with the smuggling of the contraband weighing around 93 kg. Acting on a tip off that the smuggled Ganja (cannabis) was being transported in a […]
Malkangiri: As many as 36 people have been arrested on charges of killing a home guard, Banabasi Maharana at Chaulamendi forest on Monday. Banabasi was allegedly hacked to death on Sunday while opposing marijuana (ganja) smugglers. According to reports, around 70 ganja traders attacked a team of Balimela police station officials in Malkangiri district when […]
Malkangiri: Around 70 ganja traders attacked a team of Balimela police station official in Malkangiri district when the cops tried to stop them from smuggling marijuana to neighbouring State late Saturday night. A home guard identified as Banabasi Maharana, who had received critical injuries in the attack, died while undergoing treatment at Mahili Community Health […]
Vishakhapatnam/Bhubaneswar: In a major haul, a consignment of 1, 638 kg of cannabis worth Rs 2.45 crore being illegally transported to Bhubaneswar from Vishakhapatnam in a goods carriage was seized and four persons were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Vishakhapatnam on Wednesday. The identification of the arrested persons is yet to be […]
Berhampur: Locals of remote Khajuripadar village under Badagada Police limits of Ganjam district today opposed the destruction of ganja cultivation near their village by the police and Excise department officials. Sources said, following a directive from the Ganjam District Collector, a joint team comprising Ganjam DSP, Aska SDPO, Excise officials of Sorada, Forest officials, officials […]
Malkangiri: Even as police along with excise department is continuing its crackdown on marijuana smuggling in the State, the drug peddlers are devising new ways to transport the cannabis. On Saturday, Malkangiri Police seized 14.47 quintals of ganja (dry cannabis) worth around Rs 2.2 crore while it was being smuggled in a water tanker in […]
Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown on ganja smuggling, the Excise department today busted a racket in Bhubaneswar and seized a huge cache of the contraband item. Acting on a tip-off, the Excise officials raided a duplex building near Kolathia in Khandagiri area of the capital city. During the search, the sleuths seized 10 quintals of […]
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The menace of illegal ganja (cannabis) cultivation and smuggling is back in focus with the seizure of 170 quintals of the contraband in Koraput district two days ago. Police also arrested seven persons from Uttar Pradesh who were trying to smuggle the consignment out of Odisha. The consignment had been procured […]
Cuttack: The Central Excise Intelligence officials on Sunday arrested three students on the charges peddling ganja (dry cannabis) following a raid near Link Road in Cuttack. All the accused are students of a private engineering college in Bhubaneswar. Senior officials informed that 32 Kg ganja worth Rs 4 lakh has been seized from their possession. […]
Rayagada/Boudh/Kandhamal: In a major crackdown on the illicit narcotics trade ahead of crucial elections, Odisha Police and Excise officials seized 483 kilograms of dry cannabis (Ganja) following raids in different parts of Rayagada, Boudh and Kandhamal districts in the past couple of days. After getting a tip-off regarding the movement of a vehicle transporting Ganja […]
Malkangiri: The Chitrakonda area of the tribal dominated Malkangiri district may have been labelled as the ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ by the State government, but farmers in several areas of the region have now adopted the forbidden practice of cannabis (ganja) farming as their source of livelihood raising questions over the government’s dedication towards the development of […]
Gajapati: Intensifying its crackdown on ganja smuggling, Adaba Police today seized 82 kilogram ganja worth Rs 16 lakh and arrested four persons in this connection in Gajapati. After getting a tip-off on the movement of a vehicle carrying ganja in the locality, Adaba police intensified patrolling to nab the accused identified as Sartam Khan, Nizam […]