207 kg ganja seized in Malkangiri, two held

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Malkangiri: Podia police seized 207 kg of ganja while it was being transported in a vehicle and arrested two persons in this connection in Malkangiri district.

The accused were identified as M Ajay Kumar (21) of Sileru in Vishakhapatnam district and Riyaz Shaik (24) of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. The police seized a Tata mini truck from their possession.

According to sources, inspector-in-charge of Podia police and other staff on receipt of information regarding the transportation of the contraband intercepted the Tata mini truck on Podia-Kalimela road. During the search, the police team found the contraband packed in seven gunny bags.

During interrogation, they revealed that they procured the contraband from Janbai area of Chitrakonda and were transporting it to Bhadrachalam of Telangana. The police took up the investigation of the case under the NDPS Act and arrested both the accused persons.

Further investigation is underway into the matter and efforts are on to arrest the other accused persons involved in this case. The accused persons and seized articles will be produced before the court of the district judge, the police said.

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