Ganja seized from pickup van in Rayagada, one held


Rayagada: Padmapur Police seized around four quintals of ganja from a pickup van during night patrolling at Padmapur area on Saturday and arrested a person in this connection.

The arrested has been identified as Mitu Majhi of Guibandha village under this police limits.

According to sources, a night patrolling team was deployed in the area when they intercepted the vehicle on suspicion and conducted a search.

During the search, a number of sacks were found stashed with the contraband. While police arrested Majhi during the raid, other two managed to escape.

The market value of the seized contraband is estimated to worth over Rs four crore, a police official said, adding that a manhunt has been launched to nab the absconding duo.

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