Tag: Ganja Smuggling

Ganja smuggling racket busted, 3 held in Bhubaneswar

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 […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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.

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Ganja worth Rs 10 lakh seized from Keonjhar

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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Huge amount of Marijuana seized from Patna-Puri Express

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 […]

  • Thursday, 03 June 2021
Ganja worth Rs 40 lakh seized in Malkangiri

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, […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
82 kg ganja seized in Gajapati; 4 arrested

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
‘Swabhiman Anchal’ of Malkangiri turns safe haven for ganja farming

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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
Huge cache of Ganja seized in Odisha

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 […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
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. […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021