Chitrakonda police in Malkangiri district has had great success. Yesterday the police team raid various villages and was able to seize a large amount of ganja. They were also able to arrest 9 accused who are involved in this case.
According to sources, the Chitrakonda police team was patrolling the Purunapani (ପୁରୁଣାପଣି), RAC-10 and Rathguda village areas. The raid was carried out under the direct supervision of SDPO Anshuman Dwivedi.
At that time, approximately 10 people were standing on the side of the road carrying 76 bags. While the police team approached them, they ran away from the place. However, the team was able to arrest 9 of them.
The area was too dangerous as firstly it is a Naxal probe area and the second thing is they may be attacked by the ganja mafias. But the police team were able to seize all the 76 bags of ganja.
After weighing it, the total ganja was about 1751 kilograms and 800 grams. As per the sources, this ganja was transported from Andhra Pradesh via Sileru (ସିଲେରୁ) Road. Many more mafias appear to have been involved in the cannabis smuggling, Police said.
So the police team are further investigating to find out more information on this matter. Till date, Malkangiri police have seized more than 5,000 kilograms of cannabis and it was a great achievement for the Odisha police, said Malkangiri SP.