Andhra Pradesh: Two people were reportedly arrested on Wednesday in East Godavari district's Chintoor area for smuggling Rs 2 crore worth of cannabis, despite the Andhra Pradesh government coming under fire from the state's opposition for failing to take steps to address the state's growing narcotics threat. According to media reports, the agency police decided a month ago to use sniffer dogs and a drone to combat marijuana smuggling in the state, which is increasing at an alarming rate.
Pawan Kalyan, an actor-turned-politician, slammed the government for failing to address Andhra Pradesh's growing cannabis problem in a series of tweets. According to reports, the weed has been growing on 10,000 acres of land along the Andhra-Odisha border in recent years (AOB). According to the report, students and dropouts are used as pilots for the vehicles that transport the weed to other parts of the country.
Previously, Visakhapatnam rural police seized nearly 32,000 kg of ganja worth Rs 6 crore in 2017, 3.2 crore in 2018, 22,000 kg of ganja being smuggled was discovered in 2019, and around 23,500 kg of weed worth Rs 5 crore was discovered in 2020.