Inter-state ganja smuggling racket busted in Malkangiri, 34 held

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Malkangiri: Police have busted an inter-state ganja smuggling racket with the arrest of 34 peddlers during raids at several places in the district.

The accused persons were identified as residents of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, informed Jeypore SDPO Sagarika Nath.

Acting on reliable inputs, the Koraput police carried out simultaneous raids at four places and seized 10.5 quintals of ganja from their possessions. The market value of the seized contraband is estimated to be around Rs 3 crore, she added.

A case has been registered against the accused persons under relevant Sections of the IPC and they were forwarded to court, police said.

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