Angul: Angul district police have frozen assets of as many as six drug peddlers along with the properties in the name of their family members.
The accused persons have been identified as Krushna Chandra Sahu, Subrat Barik, Sugyani Dehury, Kalandi Charan Sahu, Prakash Seth, and Sriram Sahu.
As per reports, six proposals (three from Angul police station and one each from Nalco, Banarpal, and Talcher police stations) for the confiscation of properties were sent to the competent authority for approval.
In order to curb the illegal narcotics business in the State, Odisha police had earlier decided to act tough against drug traffickers by confiscating their property.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay in Sambalpur. Abhay asked senior officials to confiscate the property of criminals involved in smuggling of drugs like brown sugar, ganja (dry cannabis), heroin, opium, and cough syrup.