Malkangiri: Malkangiri police has busted a ganja (dry cannabis) smuggling racket and arrested 34 persons. At least 3305 kg contraband items worth around Rs 2 crore was seized from their possession.
The arrested persons are the resident of Koraput and Malkangiri districts.
Acting on a specific intelligence input, police conducted raids in Mathili police station area and seized the banned items from near 34 persons.
Meanwhile, a probe was initiated to ascertain the source of contraband, intention of carrying such huge banned items and any possible link with other smugglers.
Police are also examining the criminal antecedents of the accused.