Rayagada, July 4: The Bissamcuttack police on Saturday arrested at least three persons for allegedly transporting illegal tobacco products in a van during the weekend shutdown.
The arrested persons have been identified as Prasanna Biswasray and Mohanlal Chandrakar of Amalabhata village under Ambadola police limits and K Santosh Kumar of Ambadola area.
According to police, a team of the police was performing duty at medical Chhak at around 5.0 am today, when they nabbed the van carrying illegal tobacco products.
The police seized the vehicle and arrested the trio.
“A case (66/2020) under sections 118, 272 and 273 of IPC and Section 20 of COPTA Act has been registered in this regard,” informed the police.