Andhra Pradesh police to destroy 1.7 lakh kg dry ganja | Visakhapatnam News – Times of India


VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Police will destroy huge quantities of dry ganja seized from various places during transportation in North Coastal Andhra districts, mainly the newly formed Alluri Sitarama Raju district and Anakapalli districts.
It is the biggest operation of ganja destruction in the country for the second time in eight months.
More than 1.7 lakh kgs of seized ganja from Alluri district (1.35 lakh kgs), Anakapalli (35,000 to 40,000kg), Vizianagaram (9000kg), Srikakulam (4000kg), and Parvathipuram Manyam district (2000kg) worth of Rs. 170 crores would-be put-on fire at an isolated place Koduru near Anakapalli district.
It is the second time in the country, a huge quantity of ganja would be set on fire by the AP police. It is recalled that undivided Visakhapatnam district police burnt two lakh kgs of ganja worth Rs. 200 crore on February 12 of this year.
It has taken two days’ time for the police to shift the ganja from the different police stations in the districts in more than 60 vehicles. A huge quantity of cannabis was seized around 900 cases. Each KG ganja would fetch the smugglers Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 in the open market. The Additional Director General (ADG) of Law and Order Ravi Sankar Ayyannar to attend destruction of ganja.
The Alluri Sitarama Raju district superintendent of police S Satish Kumar told TOI that they seized more than 1.25 lakh kgs of ganja in 555 cases by arresting 250 accused. “The joint teams destroyed the ganja crop in more than 7000 acres under Operation Parivartan. The government supplied seeds of various commercial crops to the tribals for alternative crop cultivation,” he said.


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