Cuttack: In a special drive, the Commissionerate Police (CP) of Cuttack urban police district (UPD) arrested three persons involved in trading of narcotic substances.
The arrested were identified as Ajaya Sahoo (52) of Mangarajpur, Rajesh Jena alias Raju of Satichaura in Cuttack and Arun Kudei (25) of Icchapur in Sonepur district.
While 4.9 kg of ganja and one motorcycle were seized from Sahoo, 2.6 kg of ganja and a cellphone were seized from Raju and 1.5 kg of ganja from Arun.
Notably, the Commissionerate Police of Cuttack UPD had launched a special drive against trading of narcotic substances and conducted raids under several police stations limits to bust the rackets.
During the raid, the three cases were detected under NDPS Act which has been registered under Choudwar, Malgodown and Jagatpur police stations with the arrest of three the accused persons.
In a related incident, police arrested one Padmalochan Barik of Pandarapita (Khujenpali) in Bolangir district and seized 5.2 kg of ganja and a motorcycle from him.