660 kg ganja seized from pick-up van in Malkangiri, 2 held


Malkangiri: Police on Tuesday seized around 660 kg ganja from a Mahindra pick-up van and arrested two persons, who were smuggling the contraband from Rangamatiguda to Padmagiri in the district.

The accused duo was identified as Ananda Jena (25), and Dilip Kumar Bala (37), of Malkangiri.

Acting on reliable inputs about illegal transportation of ganja, a police team led by Malkangiri SDPO Saravana Vivek intercepted the vehicle near Padmagiri and found it stashed with cannabis.

The ganja weighing about 660 kg was seized while the accused persons were taken into police custody. Besides, Rs 8 lakh, in cash and four mobile phones were also seized from the duo, the police said.

A case has been registered against the accused persons under relevant Sections of the IPC and they will be forwarded to the court soon, the police further informed.

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