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Tag: Ganja Smuggling

Excise Dept Seizes Over 1 Tonne Ganja From Oal-Laden Truck
Odisha Excise Seizes Over 1 Tonne Ganja From Oal-Laden Truck

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.

‘Weed’ing Them Out
IPS Officer Destroys Ganja Cultivation In Naxal Area

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

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Odisha Maoist Hotbed Transforming From Haven Of Ganja To Garden Of Paradise
Odisha Maoist Hotbed Transforming From Haven Of Ganja To Garden Of Paradise

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's Indirect Dig On Odisha Over Ganja Smuggling Creates Political Furore
Chhattisgarh CM's Veiled Dig At Odisha Over Ganja Smuggling Creates Political Storm

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.

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Rs 3.05 Cr Property Of 11 Ganja Smugglers Freezed In Odisha

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.

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Ganja Worth Over Rs 2.5 Crore Seized By Police In Separate Places In Odisha

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.

Web Portal Scribe Caught In Drug Racket, Ganja Worth Over Crore Seized In Malkangiri
Web Portal Scribe Caught In Drug Racket, Ganja Worth Over Crore Seized In Malkangiri

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.

2 Delhi Youths Arrested In Bhubaneswar For Smuggling Ganja By Courier Service
2 Delhi Youths Arrested In Bhubaneswar For Smuggling Ganja By Courier Service

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.

Transgenders Held For Smuggling Cannabis In Bhubaneswar
Transgenders Held For Smuggling Cannabis In Bhubaneswar

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.

Smuggled Ganja From Odisha Worth Rs 3.5 Crore Seized In Mumbai, 2 Held

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) […]

Odisha: Home Guard Among 3 Arrested For Ganja Smuggling In Kandhamal
Odisha: Home Guard Among 3 Arrested For Ganja Smuggling In Kandhamal

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 […]

Odisha: Ganja Worth Around 2 Crore Seized In Two Days

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 […]

Odisha: Cops Seize Ganja Worth Over Rs 4 Lakh After Hot Chase, Nab 2 Peddlers

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 […]

Ganja Seized From SUV With Police Sticker In Odisha, 3 Arrested

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 […]

3 Arrested For Smuggling 170 Kgs Of Ganja In Odisha

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 […]

Huge Quantity Of Ganja Concealed In PPE Kits Seized From Ambulance In Odisha

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 Ganja Loaded In Bolero Seized, 1 Held
Bhubaneswar: Huge Quantity Of Ganja Loaded In Bolero Seized, 1 Held

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 […]

Home Guard Murder Case: 36 Arrested By Malkangiri Police
Home Guard Murder Case: 36 People Arrested By Malkangiri Police

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 […]

Over 70 Ganja Traders Attack Police Team In Odisha, Home Guard Dies

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 […]

Ganja worth Rs 2.45 crore seized during smuggling to Bhubaneswar, four held

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 […]

Odisha Villagers Oppose Crackdown On Ganja Cultivation

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 […]

Drug Peddlers Nabbed While Smuggling Ganja In Water Tanker

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 […]

Ganja worth Rs 50 lakh seized in Bhubaneswar; one arrested

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 […]

Op-Ed: The State Must Win This War

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 […]

3 engineering students held with 32 kg ganja in Cuttack

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. […]