STF seizes opium in Rourkela, arrests two inter-state drug dealers

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 08, 2024 IST

It is suspected that the seized Opium is illegally diverted from the legal cultivation  farms of Madhya-Pradesh. STF will contact the Madhya Pradesh Police and Central  Bureau of Narcotics, Gwalior (licensing and regulating authority for legal cultivation   of Opium) in this regard to ascertain the source of procurement

Rourkela, Mar 8: Acting on a tip-off, Rourkela police with a team of STF conducted a raid at Panposh in Rourkela against illegal possession of Narcotic Drugs and  apprehended two accused persons.

The accused have been identified as Bitu Singh Munda and Rohit Munda of Khunti district of Jharkhand.

During search OPIUM weighing 10 Kg 508 gram and other incriminating  materials were recovered & seized from their possession. The accused persons could   not produce any document or authority for possession such contraband OPIUM, for  which they have been arrested and is being forwarded to the court of Addl. District  and Session Judge cum Spl Judge, Rourkela.  

 During investigation/ interrogation, so far, it is learnt that the accused  persons and his associates (who are yet to be arrested) had used to deliver  contraband OPIUM to the drug peddlers of Sundargarh & Rourkela and Jharkhand   after procuring the same from Rajasthan. 

This is so far biggest seizure of Opium in Odisha.   

Opium is dried latex obtained from the seed capsules of the opium poppy (Papaver  somniferum).

Opium is the base product which is used for manufacturing of Heroin/ Brown sugar.  Chemicals like acetic anhydride; calcium Hydroxides etc. are added with Opium in   processing for Brown sugar/ heroin. Opium is also used to make Morphine which is a high power analgesic.  

India is one of the few countries where legal cultivation of Opium is done for medicinal purpose. Legal cultivation takes place in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.  

It is suspected that the seized Opium is illegally diverted from the legal cultivation  farms of Madhya-Pradesh. STF will contact the Madhya Pradesh Police and Central  Bureau of Narcotics, Gwalior (licensing and regulating authority for legal cultivation   of Opium) in this regard to ascertain the source of procurement.  

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It is suspected that the seized Opium is illegally diverted from the legal cultivation  farms of Madhya-Pradesh. STF will contact the Madhya Pradesh Police and Central  Bureau of Narcotics, Gwalior (licensing and regulating authority for legal cultivation   of Opium) in this regard to ascertain the source of procurement
It is suspected that the seized Opium is illegally diverted from the legal cultivation  farms of Madhya-Pradesh. STF will contact the Madhya Pradesh Police and Central  Bureau of Narcotics, Gwalior (licensing and regulating authority for legal cultivation   of Opium) in this regard to ascertain the source of procurement
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It is suspected that the seized Opium is illegally diverted from the legal cultivation  farms of Madhya-Pradesh. STF will contact the Madhya Pradesh Police and Central  Bureau of Narcotics, Gwalior (licensing and regulating authority for legal cultivation   of Opium) in this regard to ascertain the source of procurement
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It is suspected that the seized Opium is illegally diverted from the legal cultivation  farms of Madhya-Pradesh. STF will contact the Madhya Pradesh Police and Central  Bureau of Narcotics, Gwalior (licensing and regulating authority for legal cultivation   of Opium) in this regard to ascertain the source of procurement
It is suspected that the seized Opium is illegally diverted from the legal cultivation  farms of Madhya-Pradesh. STF will contact the Madhya Pradesh Police and Central  Bureau of Narcotics, Gwalior (licensing and regulating authority for legal cultivation   of Opium) in this regard to ascertain the source of procurement
It is suspected that the seized Opium is illegally diverted from the legal cultivation  farms of Madhya-Pradesh. STF will contact the Madhya Pradesh Police and Central  Bureau of Narcotics, Gwalior (licensing and regulating authority for legal cultivation   of Opium) in this regard to ascertain the source of procurement

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