Raipur. Chhattisgarh Police is preparing to stop the smuggling of cannabis and other drugs. Cannabis worth more than 600 crore rupees gets distributed from here to the whole country. After this, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has ordered immediate action. He instructed DGP DM Awasthi to make police check-posts on the borders connected with the neighbouring states. He also asked for security cameras and an adequate number of armed forces.
The DGP has issued instructions to all the SPs of the border districts. He ordered the deployment of an adequate number of forces to stop the smuggling of cannabis, liquor and other items in the border states.
The demand for cannabis in Odisha has increased, and smugglers from around 17 states started coming here to collect cannabis. In Odisha, it was earlier cultivated in Vidyoguda in the Koraput district, Andhra-Odisha border and Malkangiri. Because of the increasing demand, now its cultivation has started in the Navrangpur district of Odisha. Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Ganjam, Bhawanipatnam, Munnimuda also cultivates it. Agriculture and smuggling take place on a large scale in Andhra Pradesh.
The main supply route of cannabis in the states passes through the Bastar, Mahasamund and Raigarh districts of Chhattisgarh. From here, smugglers take consignments of cannabis to different states from different routes. Most of the cannabis goes to Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Daman-Diu, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir.