State-level Narco Coordination Centre constituted to review operational matters at regular interval
The Odisha police continued its good run in the confiscation of marijuana stocks when smugglers carrying one tonne ganja were intercepted in Koraput on Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, the Koraput police stopped a van carrying the ganja at the Kokriguda junction under the Semiliguda police station limits of Koraput.
“We have arrested five persons. One tonne ganja whose market value in Odisha could touch ₹1 crore was seized. We are investigating to unravel the network,” said Semiliguda Inspector-in-charge Dhiren Kumar Behera.
Going by the frequent seizures by the police, the Excise department and the special task force of crime branch, smugglers are desperate to evacuate ganja grown in the hinterland of Odisha.
Mr. Behera said he and his colleagues had succeeded in confiscating…