Huge cache of gutkha seized from bus in Malkangiri

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Malkangiri: Police on Friday seized a huge cache of gutkha from a private bus near Kalimela area in Malkangiri district.

Acting on reliable inputs about the transportation, officials intercepted the bus and brought the vehicle under detention. Cops also detained the bus conductor for his alleged connection in the case.

During the search, officials seized gutkha packets worth over Rs 3 lakh.

Following the interrogation, the bus conductor stated that the consignment was being transported to Malkangiri’s Kalimela from Jeypore in Koraput district.

A detailed investigation into the incident is underway, informed the officials.

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