Five quintals of ganja seized in Malkangiri, three held


Malkangiri: Odisha police on Sunday claimed to have seized over five quintals of marijuana and a truck following the arrest of three alleged drug peddlers in Malkangiri district.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of police intercepted a container truck at Chitrakonda area and conducted a search operation. A huge cache of ganja was found stashed in packets.

Market value of the seized contraband would be around Rs 25 lakh.

Police seized the vehicle and took three persons into custody. During interrogation they revealed that the ganja was reportedly being smuggled to Haryana from Andhra Pradesh.

Police are interrogating the arrested to ascertain details of the interstate ganja smuggling racket.

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