85 kg ganja seized in Gajapati, one held


Gajapati: Adaba police in late hours of Monday seized around 85kg of ganja and arrested one person for his involvement in the illegal trade at Birikote under the policy limits.

The arrested has been identified as Jibaratna Takari, a resident of Gunupur in Rayagada district. The police also seized the car in which the contraband was being smuggled.

According to police, sub-inspector Mamata Panda and other police personnel were performing patrolling in the area when they intercepted a car (OD 02 7602) on suspicion.

During the search, the police party found the contraband wrapped up in polythene sheets following which the driver of the vehicle was arrested.

The contraband was being smuggled to Berhampur from Rayagada’s Gunupur, the police said.

A case has been registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and probe into the matter is on, the police added.

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