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Tag: Ganja

High Cannabis seizures make Odisha climb to top in country

Bhubaneswar: In an alarming trend of sorts, Odisha has topped the country with maximum seizures of cannabis (Ganja). The big concern is the State has emerged as the prime supplier of Indian cannabis in the country, a dubious tag held earlier by the north-eastern states nationally. Even, the National Capital Region (NCR) now banks on […]

'High' alarm for Odisha: State 8th in country with 21Lakh alcoholics!

Bhubaneswar: Not the junkst, it’s the fad for beer that has pushed Odisha to figure among the ‘high’ twenty states in the country. And the alarming fact is there are few jingled consumers in State as Odisha figured among the top-10 States in country where the boozers need medical or psychiatric intervention for alcohol-related problems. […]

Brown sugar worth Rs 7 lakh seized in Cuttack, one arrested

Cuttack: It seems that twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has now turned into a hub for illicit narcotics trade with spurt in several drug peddling incidents in the past couple of months. The Central Excise and Intelligence department today seized brown sugar weighing 65 grams following a raid at Badambadi area in Cuttack. The […]

Brown sugar seized in Khurda, woman arrested

Khurda: Continuing its crackdown on illegal drugs trade, officials of the Excise department seized nearly 76 gm brown sugar after a raid in Bhaliabadi under Town Police limits of Khurda district today. The price of the seized contraband item is worth nearly Rs 8 lakh, informed sources. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of […]

Why cannabis affects women differently

London: Hormones could be the reason why cannabis affects women differently than men, brain studies on animals and humans suggest. The studies showed that sex differences in response to cannabis are not just socio-cultural, but biological too. The findings showed that men are up to four times more likely to try cannabis and use higher […]

Intelligence sleuths seize brown sugar, ganja in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In separate instances, intelligence sleuths today seized brown sugar and ganja in Bhubaneswar.  According to sources, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence intercepted a truck near Chandaka area which was transporting ganja worth Rs 9 Lakh from Andhara Pradesh to Bihar. Around, 44 packets of the contraband item were seized, though the driver managed to escape from […]

Ganja worth Rs 1.5 crore seized in Koraput

Koraput: The Machhkund police here on Sunday seized a huge cache of ganja which was illegally being smuggled outside the State in a truck. The seized ganja weighed about 3 quintal and is estimated to be around Rs 1.5 crore, informed an official of Machhkund PS. Acting on a tipoff, the Machhkund police officials intercepted […]

Op-Ed: Is It Time to Revisit The Ban on Marijuana?

Talk of marijuana/cannabis/pot/grass – better known as ganja in India – and the image that most people conjure up is one of a group of rickshaw pullers puffing away merrily on their chillums by the roadside. Those who smoke the stuff are seen as losers in life trying to cope with their frustrations and disappointments. […]

145 kg ganja seized in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Intensifying its crackdown on ganja smuggling, Chitrakonda Police seized 145 kilogram ganja, which was being trafficked in a car, at Guntacheda in Malkangiri today. However, two persons who were transporting the contraband item were able to escape. Sources said that the ganja was being smuggled to Madhya Pradesh from Papulara of Chirtakonda. Speaking to […]

Two quintals of ganja seized, 2 held in Balasore

Balasore: The district police seized ganja weighing 2 quintals from a car at Seragada toll plaza in Balasore district late last night. Two persons -including driver of the vehicle Muktikanta Nayak and his associate Rehman Khan have been arrested in this connection. Acting on a tip-off, Khantapada police intercepted an Innova car heading towards Balasore […]

Ganja worth Rs 25 lakh seized in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Quick Action Team (QAT) of the Commissionerate Police seized 2.62 quintal ganja worth around Rs 25 lakh on Wednesday. Acting on a tip-off, the QAT intercepted a Skoda car illegally smuggling ganja in the city. While the alleged mastermind, Bulu Patnaik fled the spot, one Seikh Ahmed has been arrested, informed sources. Ahmed, […]

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 […]

Brown Sugar, Ganja seized from two different places in Balasore

Balasore: In a major crackdown on the illegal drug smuggling in Jaleswar, Sadar police today raided two villages in Balasore district and seized over 20 grams of brown sugar and 50 kg ganja worth more than Rs 2 lakhs. According to sources, a special police team raided one Salima Bibi’s house in Sekhbad village under […]

Student among 2 held near Kathajodi bridge for smuggling Ganja

Cuttack: Busting a contraband racket, Excise sleuths nabbed two persons including a student while they were illegally transporting one quintal Ganja in a car here today. The arrested were identified as car owner Basant Mohanty of Naha village in Keonjhar district and Nilakantha Hansa, a student, of Tikabali area of Kandhamal district. The excise squad […]

Ganja smuggling racket busted, 4 held

Phulbani: The Excise department officials on Thursday busted a Ganja smuggling racket in Phulbani in Kandhamal district and arrested four persons in this connection. Acting on a tip off, the officials raided suspected spots in the city and seized about 35 kg of ganja worth around Rs 5 lakh from four peddlers. The arrested have […]

Huge cache of contraband seized, 28 detained

Malkangiri: In a big catch, police seized 56 gunny bags stuffed with ganja which were being transported by locals in dense Badaguda forest under Mathili police limits of the district on Friday. Police detained 28 persons in connection with the case. Investigating officials said, the locals are being interrogated, adding the involvement of an inter-state […]

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Ginger bags containing ganja worth more than Rs 1 cr seized

Bhawanipatna: Ganja worth more than Rs 1 crore concealed in 120 plastic bags packed with ginger was seized by Kalahandi District Excise staff from a truck which collided with a Bolero vehicle near Depur on Bhawanipatna-Chhatikuda road in Kalahandi district on Friday. The ganja bags seized during the illegal trafficking were brought to the District […]