Malkangiri: Police recovered one quintal of ganja from a car after it met with an accident near Nayakaguda under Malkangiri police limits, sources said on Tuesday.
Last night, some locals alerted the police about the accident of a car. Later, Malkangiri inspector-in-charge Soumendu Sekhar Tripathy along with other staff reached the spot. During the search of the car, the police recovered ganja stashed in packets inside it.
The police suspect that the contraband was being smuggled to Chattisgarh from Malkangiri in the car. On the way, the car driver lost control over the wheels and the car skidded off the road and got stuck alongside the drain. The weight of the ganja recovered from the car is about one quintal, said inspector-in-charge Tripathy.
The driver might have fled the spot leaving behind the car after he failed to move out the vehicle from the drain, Tripathy added.