Lamtaput, Mar 18: The Padua police has seized ganja worth Rs 15 lakh weighing 1.5 quintals from a pick-up van and detained two persons in this connection near Suduba village in Koraput district, police said today.
The accused have been identified as Suresh Jadav and Malub Kumar Jadav, both belonging from Bihar.
According to the officials, based on an input they held a blockade near Suduba village and stopped the vehicle that was coming from Andhra Pradesh. While checking they found five sacks of ganja from a secret chamber of the pickup. The officials seized the contraband and detained the accused subsequently.
After preliminary investigation it was found that, the contraband were being smuggled to Bihar and further investigation is being carried out to nab the other persons involved in it, said a senior official.