On Saturday, the Andhra Pradesh police’s Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) set fire to nearly 200 tonnes of processed cannabis (ganja) in Koduru village, Visakhapatnam district. It was part of Operation Parivarthan, which aimed to clean up the state of illegal drugs.
The drug’s street worth is estimated to be about 500 crores, according to police officials. The exercise was performed in front of top police authorities, including Director General of Police D Gautam Sawang.
Special operation to eradicate cultivation and supply of cannabis
The special operation, according to a spokesperson for the chief minister’s office, was carried out to eradicate the cultivation and supply of cannabis as part of the state government’s narcotic operations.
The operation also tries to rehabilitate cannabis dealers by providing them with alternative livelihood opportunities.