Odisha Govt Nods For Dedicated Anti-Drug Trafficking Unit In STF


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Tuesday approved a proposal for setting up a special dedicated unit under the Special Task Force (STF) to stop drug trafficking, informed DGP Abhay.

“Odisha Police has been taking concerted action against drug trafficking for quite some time. STF is in vanguard of such action and leading the fight against drug trafficking for Odisha Police.

Accordingly, Government has sanctioned 27 new posts for STF including one in the rank of SP and three in the rank of Dy. SP. The Government has also approved the Odisha Police proposal to create a new unit in the STF to exclusively deal with drug trafficking headed by a SP rank officer. So now STF will have two units headed by one SP each, one STF (Narcotics Unit) and another STF (Organized Crime Unit), ” read the press release.

Following the approval, the Odisha Police thanked the Government for the creation of posts, creation of a new unit and their continuous support and guidance to STF.

“We assure Government and people of Odisha that STF will continue to excel and reach greater heights in combating drug trafficking and organized crime,” read the release.

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