Ganja from Andhra Pradesh-Odisha makes its way to Shivamogga

While all the main focus is on drug peddling in greater cities, the Shivamogga police are engaged in efforts to deal with the consumption and sale of ganja coming from the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) space.

In the final 4 months, the Shivamogga police seized 4 consignments, every weighing over 20 kg of ganja. In all of the 4 incidents, it was the “Sheelavathi Ganja” sourced from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh that was seized.

The hilly terrain bordering Andhra Pradesh and Odisha is understood for this number of ganja cultivation.

Locals develop ganja in giant portions and promote them at low costs. The individuals who carry it to totally different locations make an enormous revenue by promoting it at larger costs, say police. A senior police officer informed The Hindu {that a} kilo of ganja is bought at ₹1,500 on the AOB space. The peddlers, who carry it to locations like Shivamogga, Mangaluru, and elements of Kerala promote it at ₹15,000 per kilo. Given the revenue margin, it has been a money-making commerce.

The public in smaller cities can be nervous about many youths getting addicted to ganja. Ayanur Manjunath, BJP MLC, has additionally written to the SP interesting to him to take strict measures vital to cease consumption and peddling of ganja. He has additionally urged Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, who can be from Shivamogga, to take the problem critically.

B.M. Laxmi Prasad, SP of Shivamogga, informed The Hindu that he would reply to the MLC’s letter together with the small print of instances registered within the final three years.

“As per the data available with us, a majority of consumers are the school dropouts in the age group of 15 to 19. Labourers and college students were among the other clients for the peddlers. We have been keeping a tab on people who supply ganja around colleges,” he stated.

Sathish G.T. , 2021-10-30 10:34:01

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