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Huge cache of ganja seized, 1 arrested

15/01/2021 at 6:14 PM

Similiguda, Jan 15: Similiguda police seized 229 kg of ganja worth Rs 10 lakh from a vehicle near National Highway 27 in Koraput district on Friday.

One person has been arrested in this connection, informed the police officials.

Acting on a tip off, the police stopped the vehicle during regular checking near a roadside hotel.

During the search they found 86 bags of cannabis weighing 229kg from a secret compartment of the vehicle and seized it.

The cannabis was being smuggled from Patangi to Jeypore, said a senior official.

“We have forwarded the arrestee to court. Raids are on to nab other involved in the smuggling,” the official said.

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