Gunupur: Rayagada police have destroyed 70 acres of cannabis plantation on Monday. During the operation as many as 70,000 cannabis plants worth Rs 8.40 lakh were destroyed.
The drive was carried out in Ridingguda village under Padmapur police limits. Gunupur police have registered a case under NDPS Act and the Odisha Forest Act in this connection.
The Excise police station at Gunupur has also registered a case under Section 20 (a) (i) of the NDPS Act. Further investigation is under progress, the local police said.