Dhenkanal, May 14: The Excise department officials have seized ganja weighing 50 kg worth Rs 2.5 lakh and arrested one person in this connection at Naukiari village under Rasol police limits in the district today.
The accused has been identified as Rinku Sahu, a resident of the same village.
Acting on a tip-off the officials conducted raid on Rinku’s house and found 50 kg of ganja. They seized the contraband and arrested the accused subsequently.
After preliminary investigation it was found that the contraband was being smuggled to Bhadrak and Balasore district. The accused has been court forwarded and further investigation is underway to nab other people involved in this racket, said the Excise Inspector.