Jashpur. The police of Tapakra police station in the district have discovered two cases of cannabis smuggling in four days. Two days ago, the police found forty-kilograms of cannabis in a honda city; two smugglers were caught and sent to jail. They also seized cannabis worth more than forty-two-lakh from a mini truck by midnight on Wednesday.
According to the information received, the police have arrested three smugglers with a large consignment of Ganja/cannabis originating from the neighbouring state of Odisha.
The police had received information that an Eicer mini truck number MH30-BD-0293 from Sambalupar in Odisha has gone towards Tapakra in Chhattisgarh with a large quantity of cannabis hidden under cement sacks. A team from Tapakra Police stopped the truck; on investigation, they found sixteen-sacks of 1-2 kg 25-26 packet ganja hidden under UltraTech Cement.
In the search, the police personnel asked for a bill of ultra tech cement loaded on the truck. The seized drugs weighed around 420 kg, which is estimated to be worth about 42.20 lakh. The mini-truck had 150 sacks of cement worth thirty-four thousand rupees. Tapkara police have arrested and arrested the three smugglers under Section 120B of the Narcotics Act 1985.
The state of Odisha, bordering Chhattisgarh, has become notorious for smuggling cannabis. It is cultivated openly in the Naxal-affected areas of the province. This illicit business of intoxication is spreading rapidly due to a lack of administration in these areas. Cannabis from Odisha is entering Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar Delhi and Chhattisgarh.