What is a quintal we hear you ask ?
1 qunital = 100KG
Now you’ll understand the rest of the report
Except you will need to know where Odisha is
Efforts are on to stop illegal cultivation in accessible and forested regions, says DGP
The Odisha police on Tuesday claimed massive success in tracking the movement of cannabis consignments by seizing more than 1,000 quintals of the illicit substance this year.
The Special Task Force, the Crime Branch of Police and the district police personnel have together seized 1,054 quintals of weed by September 30.
“The average annual seizure of ganja during the past 10 years has been 312 quintals. If we take the average of the past five years,it would go up to 414 quintals. However, our law enforcement agencies have managed to confiscate 1,054 quintals of cannabis — 2.5 times of average annual seizure of the last five years,” said DGP Abhay at a press conference in Cuttack.
In 2018, the State police had seized 523.89 quintals of marijuana and the seizure had gone up to 618.15 quintals next year.