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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Ganja stashed in form of dead body seized in Malkangiri, 2 arrested

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 […]

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Two arrested for ganja smuggling in Kandhamal

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 […]

Ganja worth Rs 2 crore seized in Bhubaneswar

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 […]

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Ganja racket busted in Malkangiri; 3 detained

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 […]

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Ganja racket busted in Cuttack; 3 arrested

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 […]

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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 […]