Lamtaput, Feb 23: In a huge catch, Koraput police on Tuesday seized ganja worth Rs 55 lakh at Kadri village under the police limits in Koraput district and arrested one person in this connection.
The arrested has been identified as Krishan Trinath of Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh.
According to sources, a team of Lamptaput police led by Dilip Pradhan, was performing vehicle checking when the cops intercepted a speeding vehicle and searched it.
Upon search, the police found ganja weighing around 5.5 quintals inside the vehicle. However, the driver of the vehicle managed to escape from the spot.
“The contraband was being transported to Jeypore from MAchhakund area,” said a police officer.