Ganja worth over Rs 50 lakh seized from truck in Koraput; 3 held

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Koraput: In a major haul, Baipariguda police seized a huge consignment of ganja worth over Rs 50 lakh from a truck at Batriput Chhak in Koraput district and arrested three persons in this connection.

The arrested were identified as Sachin Kumar (25), Tinku Kumar (20) and Murati Hraj Sukla (19).

Acting on a tip-off, a police patrolling team intercepted the husk-laden truck at Batriput Chhak last night and conducted a search. During the search, police found 4.42 quintal of ganja stashed in the sacks. The market price of the contraband is approximately Rs 50 lakh, the police said.

The huge consignment of contraband was being transported to Uttar Pradesh from Malkangiri. A case (34/19 2B 2C NDPS Act, 1985 of IPC) was registered and the three accused were forwarded to court.

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