Within the newest crackdown on drug peddlers, the Particular Process Pressure (STF) of Odisha police Crime Department on Saturday seized over 990 kilograms of hashish price round Rs one crore stashed within the specifically carved out secret chamber of a truck.
On the idea of intelligence enter, a workforce of STF’s Bhubaneswar wing intercepted the truck close to Mathani Chhack on the Nationwide Freeway-60 close to Basta in Balasore district. In the course of the search, contraband ganja weighing 990 kg, 600 gm was discovered hid within the secret chamber of the truck. The medicine consignment was being smuggled to West Bengal.
A suspected drug peddler was arrested beneath the related sections of Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS). He’s being remanded to judicial custody, mentioned STF officers.
The hashish seizure has gone up many folds in recent times. The STF has made a seizure of over 84 quintals of hashish within the final twenty months.
The hashish domestically referred to as ganja routed via Odisha by organized drug syndicates is way in demand in different States as a result of its value is on the decrease facet. Whereas one kg of ganja is bought within the black market in Odisha at Rs 5000 to Rs 10,000, in Delhi and larger cities, the contraband’s value shoots as much as Rs 20, 000 ore or per kg relying on demand and provide, mentioned Deputy Inspector Basic of Police, STF, Jay Narayan Pankaj.