Bhubaneswar, May 21: Khandagiri police arrested a ganja peddler and seized cash worth Rs 6.5 lakh. Police have also seized ganja weighing three kilograms from the possession of the accused identified as Bhaskar Pradhan (52).
Police said that Pradhan, a native of Ganjam has been running the illegal trade for several years. “He used to procure the contraband from Kandhamal and used to travel there once a week. He has been supplying ganja to small peddlers,” said a police official.
Police further said that he used to stock ganja in his rented accommodation in Raghunath Nagar area. “The cash was found stashed in a truck in his rented accommodation. Further investigation in the case is continuing,” added the police official.