Paralakhemundi, Oct 12: R Udayagiri police has seized 9.78 quintal of ganja from Pateiguda-Anuguru forest on Tuesday.
A Bihar based peddler has been arrested from the spot in this connection.
The accused has been identified as Sonu Paswan, a native of Dhanigaon village under Vikramganj police limit in Bihar.
Sources said, Police spotted as many as 29 packs of ganja from the forest while these were being readied to traffic for Bihar.
During search, police discovered ganja in the packets and intercepted Paswan from the spot. However, three more accused managed to escape from the spot.
Subsequently, the ganja was seized and the peddler was booked under NDPS Act, said police.