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Odisha: 300 kg ganja seized in Koraput, two arrested

18/01/2022 at 10:42 AM

Koraput, Jan 18: Police have seized a huge cache of ganja near Tikapur locality of Koraput district and arrested two persons in this connection.

The accused have been identified as R Daitari Lokei, a resident of Chitrakonda police limits in Malkangiri district and Khagapati Golari, a resident of Machkund police limits in Koraput district.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Machkund and Lamtaput police intercepted a number-less pick up van near Tikapur area and seized 300 kilograms of ganja from it.

The ganja was packed in 14 sacks and being smuggled from Jalaput area to Chhattisgarh.

The estimated worth of the seized contrabrand is over Rs 30 lakh.

Further investigation in this regard is underway to ascertain other details, said a police official.

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