Cuttack: Excise Department on Wednesday seized around 43 kilograms of ganja from two places in Cuttack city and arrested two persons in this connection.
The arrested persons have been identified as Saroj Kumar Behera of Kandhamal and Bhagirathi Ram of Rajasthan.
Acting on a tip-off about the illegal activity, officials conducted simultaneous raids in the city and apprehended the peddlers from two different places in the city while they were transporting the contraband.
As per police officials, the cannabis was being smuggled across the State from Cuttack.
While both the accused persons are in police custody, cases against them have been registered and further investigations are underway, police said.