Two persons arrested on charges of peddling ganja fled police custody during a medical checkup in Malkangiri on Friday. Sources said, one of them has been nabbed from a jungle while the other one is still absconding.
The police apprehended two accused identified as Sushanta Kumar Sahoo, presently working as clerk-cum-cashier in State Bank of India, Kishore Nagar Branch and Jugal Sahoo, both belong to Angul district, they said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the registration number of truck belongs to Maharashtra. However, the other details like the source and the destination of the consignment and those involved in the smuggling are being probed.
Acres of ganja cultivation destroyed by Police in Baliguda of Kandhamal district, Odisha. Baliguda SDPO leads drive by in which ganja cultivation worth crores destroyed
The remarkable change in grim picture of Malkangiri, often referred to as Odisha's Maoist citadel, from a safe haven for ganja cultivation to a land with new hope is no less than an epic transformation.
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.
Malkangiri: With the excise department growing more vigilant against trafficking of narcotics, ganja smugglers in Odisha seem to be devising new ways to hoodwink the officials. Police today nabbed two miscreants while trying to smuggle ganja arranged in guise of a dead body inside a vehicle. The cops seized the fake ‘ambulance’ at Gobindpalli chhak […]
Phulbani: Continuing its crackdown on ganja smuggling, the Kandhamal police arrested two persons while they were smuggling the contraband items on two motorcycles in Gochhapada area of Kandhamal district last night. The cops also seized 70 kgs ganja and two bikes from their possession. Sources said the duo identified as Siddheswar Digal and Maharia Digal […]
Bhubaneswar: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths on Thursday seized ganja weighing nearly one tonne with a market value of more than Rs 2 crore while being illegal smuggled into the city. Acting on a tip-off that narcotics substance was being illegally transported in a truck, the officials of DRI intercepted the vehicle near […]
Malkangiri: Continuing its crackdown on Ganja smuggling, police arrested three persons and seized 14 quintals of cannabis at several places near Chitrakonda in the district today. Acting on a tip-off, the Balimela police conducted simultaneous raids at several places near Chitrakonda and detained three vehicles, including a car, a tipper and a mini truck with […]
Cuttack: Busting a major ganja smuggling racket, police arrested three persons and seized 16 kgs of ganja from their possession near Kandarpur here last night. The accused have been identified as Manoj Hota of Cuttack and Surya Madhab Keshari Balabantaray and Badal Jena of Jagatsinghpur district. Acting on a tip-off about transportation of the contraband […]
Bhubaneswar: Commissionerate Police have arrested three persons for allegedly smuggling Ganja in a clandestine manner to Karnataka from Bhubaneswar yesterday. A pistol, Rs 70,000, two luxurious cars and 40 kg Ganja from their possession, said Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi. The Ganja peddlers used a unique modus operandi to run the racket and they used to […]
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.
Keonjhar: A flying squad of excise department on Tuesday raided a house at Naupur village under Nandipada police limits and seized ganja worth Rs 10 lakh. The officials accompanied by excise sleuths from Bhadrak and Balasore division raided the residence of one Kanhu Jena and seized more than one quintal of the contraband. While, Kanhu […]
Cuttack: In a major breakthrough, the District Excise squad in Cuttack seized two quintals of Marijuana (cannabis) from a person travelling in Patna-Puri Express late Wednesday night. Acting on a tip-off, the excise sleuths conducted a raid on the Express train while it was halted at the Cuttack Railway Station at around 1 am. During […]
Malkangiri: It seems that ganja smugglers in Odisha are devising new ways to hoodwink the officials. This was again evident after Malkangiri Police seized eight quintals of ganja that was being transported to Raipur in an onion-laden truck. The cost of the seized contraband is estimated to be around Rs 40 lakh. According to reports, […]