Lamataput, Feb 19: Machhakund police seized 1.5 quintal ganja near Lamataput today.while trafficked for Jeypore in Koraput.
Police sources said, Machhakund, Jolaput and Lamataput police were conducting a joint combing operation near Kangrapada village while a sacks-borne auto rickshaw was stopped by the team.
During checking, police found 1.5 quintal of ganja packed in four sacks and took the driver into custody, identified as krishana Khila, a native of Lenja.
Krishna was smuggling the contraband from Lenja to Jeypore, said police.
Machhkund police has lodged an NDPS case with arrest of the accused driver.