Rajahmundry: The AP police is planning to introduce cutting-edge technology in crime detection, especially in tracing cultivation of ganja in the State, in Visakhapatnam and Godavari districts. It was estimated that the ganja was cultivated in more than 10,000 acres in the agency areas of Vizag and Godavari districts.
The AP DGP N Sambasiva Rao informed in a press conference that they would utilize the technology to detect the cultivation of ganja and to destroy, after concluding a workshop with officials from various departments to work out modalities to tackle ganja and other narcotic substances being transported in the State.
He also added that they would utilize the imported sniffer dogs to trace transportation of the ganja on road and rail ways.
The police have identified that the ganja is being smuggled in large quantities from Anakapalli, Tuni and other railway stations to other parts of the country.
Mr. Rao said that they would pay more attention on controlling production and transport of narcotics in consultation with Narcotics Control Bureau, CID, railways, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, excise and other departments.
He said that in 2016, over 1,600 cases were booked and 70,000 kgs ganja was seized.