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Ganja worth Rs 13 cr destroyed in Visakhapatnam

Ganja worth Rs 13 cr destroyed in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Sep 20 (UNI) The Visakhapatnam police has destroyed around 63.87 tonnes of dry ganja, worth over Rs 13 crore in the presence of Drug Disposal committee at the dumping ground near Kapuluppada, outskirts of the city on Friday.

After years of wait, the officials of Vizag Rural Police got legal nod to destroy tonnes of seized dry cannabis in Vizag region.

It was the third time that huge quantity of dry ganja was destroyed by a single day. DIG (Visakha Range) LKV Ranga Rao and Superintendent of police (Visakha Rural) Babujee Attada said that the ganja destroyed on Friday was the seized stock that accumulated over the past ten years in over 455 cases at various police stations limits under Paderu, Anakapalle and Narsipatnam Sub-Divisional Police limits in the district.

Disposal committee chairman and DIG Visakha Range LKV Ranga Rao said that Vizag rural police and the officials of prohibition and excise department have seized over 1.2 lakh kgs of dry ganja in several cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in the past one decade and have planned to destroy the seized cannabis in a phased manner after obtaining court permission.

The cops said that the Apex court has given guidelines that the seized cannabis has to be destroyed in a scientific manner from time to time, to avoid being misused. We are also chalking out plans to auction the vehicles which were seized in the ganja smuggling cases in the coming days, the police added.


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