Koraput, Mar 12: The Patangi police seized ganja weighing 17.5 quintals from a ginger laden truck at Patangi in the district today.
The police have also arrested 8 persons including 2 from Bihar in this connection.
According to the officials, the truck was going from Patangi to Bihar when the officials intercepted the vehicle and found 17.5 quintals if ganja while checking. They seized the contraband and arrested the accused.
In another case, the Similiguda police seized ganja weighing 6.75 quintals from a tar container truck and arrested two persons in this connection in the district today.
The accused were smuggling the contraband from Similiguda to Bihar in a tar container when the officials nabbed getting prior information about the smuggling.
However, the officials suspect that the total cost of the contraband seized in the district is over Rs 1 crore.