Chitrakonda, May 12: Continuing the crackdown of illegal drug traders in Malkangiri district, police seized 17 quintals of ganja during patrolling and have arrested 10 persons in this connection.
After getting information in this regard, a team of police swung into action and chased them. Thereafter, near the Rathaguda square, the miscreants tried to flee from the spot.
On conducting a search in the vehicle, the police recovered ganja weighing around 17 quintals of ganja and seized it.
The estimated worth of the banned substance has yet to be ascetained.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.