1.5 quintals ganja seized in Puri, one held


Puri: The Excise sleuths on Friday seized 1.5 quintals of ganja during a raid in Goudasahi of Panchagochhia area in Puri district and arrested one peddler in this connection.

The arrested youth has been identified as Purnachandra Dey.

Acting on reliable inputs about transportation of contraband consignment in Brahmagiri area, the sleuths of the excise department conducted a raid in Goudasahi.

During the search, cops apprehended Purnachandra with the consignment. However, another peddler managed to give a slip to the cops.

The seized contraband is estimated to worth around Rs 7 lakh, said an official.

A case has been registered against Purnachandra under relevant Sections of the IPC and forwarded to the court, the police said and added that efforts are to nab the absconding person.

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