Rayagada, March 20: Intensifying crackdown against illicit smuggling of ganja, police have seized a huge cache of ganja in Bissamcuttack town of the Rayagada district and arrested two persons in this connection.
The accused have been identified as Kamlesh Kumar and Mukesh Kumar, residents of Uttar Pradesh.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police intercepted a luxury car en-route to Uttar Pradesh and conducted a thorough search. In the search, the police officials recovered around 41 kilograms of ganja from the car and seized it. Police have seized the car.
The ganja was being smuggled to Uttar Pradesh, said the police. The estimated worth of the seized contrabrand is over Rs 2 lakh.
Police have also seized three mobile phones and Rs 5140 in cash from their possession.
Further investigation in this regard is underway to ascertain other details, said a police official.