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Ganja worth over Rs 10 lakh seized in Koraput, two arrested

17/05/2022 at 8:45 AM

Koraput, May 17: The joint team of Machkund and Lamtaput police here seized a huge cache of ganja in Borigumma Tehsil of Koraput district last night and arrested two persons in this connection.

The arrestees have been identified as Santosh Khemundu and Samesh Niriki, residents of Surumi village under Machkund police limits.

Acting on a tip-off, the police team intercepted a speeding car near Konagam village square. Following a thorough search, the police recovered illegal cannabis weighing over 106 kilograms packed in four sacks and seized it.

Later, the police arrested the two persons present in the car as they could not produce a satisfactory response regarding the possession of the banned substance.

The market value of the seized contraband has been estimated to be Rs 10 lakh.

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