Rayagada: Bissamcuttak Police seized 78.570 Kg of ganja from a car during a raid at Chatikana chhak and arrested four persons involved in the smuggling of contraband.
The arrested were identified as Amit Kumar (25), Piyush Rai (24), Pramod Yadav (38), and a juvenile.
According to police, on Saturday at around 12.50 PM, SI MS Sharma and other staff were conducting MV checking at Chatikana chhak when a car tried to sped away in high speed even after police personnel tried to stop it. The police team then chased them down and recovered ganja stashed in three gunny bags.
Four including a minor boy were apprehended and the car along with the contraband seized, the police said.
While three accused were arrested and forwarded to the court of ADJ-cum-Special Judge Gunupur under Sections 20 (b) (ii)(c) of the NDPS Act, the minor was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board in Rayagada today, the police said, in a press note.