423 kg ganja seized in Malkangiri, 4 held


Malkangiri: Police arrested four persons and seized 423 kg of ganja from them during routine vehicle checking near Kadamruda Square under Mudulipada police limits in Malkangiri district.

While three of the accused were identified as Laxmikanta Taraputia, Satya Matri and Ganesh Dora, the identity of another accused was not immediately ascertained.

According to sources, Khairput police team were conducting routine vehicle checking on Saturday and Sunday. The officials intercepted two vehicles on suspicion and conducted search. During the search, 13 sacks stashed with the contraband was found.

The police have arrested the accused and seized the contraband weighing about 423 Kg and two vehicles. A case was registered under relevant Sections of the IPC and the accused will be forwarded to the court, said a police.

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