According to the Smuggling in India 2021-22 report released by the Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the amount of drugs that have been seized in Andhra Pradesh in 2021-22 is much more than other states. 

The report shows that 18,267 kg of drugs have been seized by the department in Andhra Pradesh during the academic year 2021-22. Moreover, 1057 kg of ganja and 165 tonnes of red sandalwood worth Rs 97 crore have been seized. After Andhra Pradesh, Tripura stands in second position, where 10104.99 kilos of drugs and Narcotic substances have been seized.

While in Telangana, the forces have seized only 1012.04 kg of drugs, as per report. The huge amount of seizures indicates the intensity of the drug threat in Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh is also being criticized by the rival parties that the entire state has become the Drug Capital of India under Jagan’s regime.

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