Two quintal cannabis seized from Puri-Patna Express, 1 held


Cuttack: The sleuths of Excise Department seized around two quintals of cannabis from Puri-Patna Express train at Cuttack Railway Station and arrested a person in this connection on Wednesday night.

The arrested was identified as Manas Ranjan Singh of Jagatsinghpur.

Acting on reliable inputs, the cops carried out a search in the train and seized five bags containing the cannabis from Manas. The contraband worth around Rs 2 lakh, police said.

According to police, the narcotic substance was being smuggled from Patna to Gandhipalli area in Cuttack. The Excise Department has launched an investigation in this regard.

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