Action against drug trafficking -STF, ODISHA POLICE.
STF DIG of police Jai Narayan Pankaj
Stellar role of STF in drive against drug trafficking.
(Sudhakar Kumar Sahi)
Cuttack: Since 2020, STF action against narcotic trafficking has resulted in
seizure of more than 32 Kg of Brown Sugar/Heroin and more than 66 quintals of Ganja /Marijuna and arrest of more than 100 drug dealers/peddlers.
On 03.06.2021 on the basis of intelligence input, a raid was conducted by team of STF, BBSR at Jaleswar Bazar against illegal trade of Narcotic Drugs, as result of which three accused persons of Jaleswar were apprehended, said STF DIG of police Jai Narayan Pankaj.
During search Brown sugar weighing 2 kg 066Gms and other incriminating materials were recovered & seized from their possession.
In this connection STF PS Case No.21
dated 03.06.2021 U/s. 21(c)/29 NDPS Act, 1985 was registered. Investigation is on.
Destruction of cannabis (Ganja) plants in Odisha :
2017-18 – 4632 acres
2018-19 – 11,627 acres
2019-20- 18,294 acres
2020-21- 23,537 acres (this is a record, highest ever by any state in India).