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Ganja worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Koraput

24/01/2022 at 9:05 AM

Koraput, Jan 22: Police have seized a huge cache of ganja in Padua locality of Koraput district and arrested two persons in this connection.

The accused have been identified as Kandadusura Barik and Sadan Khila, residents of Pandei and Gangarajpur villages respectively.

Acting on a tip-off, Padua police intercepted a number less pick-up van near Raising village and conducted a search.

In the search, the police recovered 200 kilograms of ganja packed in 10 sacks and seized it. Police have also arrested two accused who were present in the pick-up van. The ganja was being smuggled to Chhattisgarh.

The estimated worth of the seized contrabrand is over Rs 20 lakh.

Further investigation is underway, said a police official.

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