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Ganja worth Rs 8 lakh seized in Cuttack, 2 arrested

21/06/2021 at 9:23 PM

Tangi, June 21: The excise flying squad has seized ganja worth Rs 8 lakh weighing 63 kg near DRIEMS square and arrested two persons in this connection in Cuttack district today.

The accused have been identified as Rakesh Kumar Behera and Shiv Kumar Behera.

Acting on a tip-off, the officials intercepted the vehicle and found 63 kg of ganja during the search. They seized the contraband and arrested the duo subsequently.

After preliminary investigation it was found that the contraband was being smuggled from Phulbani to Jajpur.

Further investigation is underway to nab the other accused involved in this racket, said an official.

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