Khallikote: In a major crackdown on ganja smuggling, Khallikote police today seized ganja worth Rs 15 lakh from a container truck near Kalajhara Naisankha at Langaleshwar along the NH 16.
According to available information, the police received inputs about a suspicious container parked near Kalajhara and conducted a raid. During the search, the cops found 2 quintals and 93 kilograms of cannabis stashed inside the container (HR38x5357) and subsequently seized it.
The cops also arrested the vehicle driver identified as Ajay Kumar Singh, a resident of Hasinapur in Uttar Pradesh state. However, his associate managed to flee the spot on seeing the police.
The accused was forwarded to the court and the seized contraband was sealed in the presence of Khallikote IIC Satya Ranjan Pradhan, Bhejiput IIC Sukant Kumar Pradhan, Khallikote Tehsildar Chitta Ranjan Mohanty
During interrogation, the arrested driver revealed that the ganja consignment was being smuggled to Khurda from Rambha area. The seized contraband is estimated to worth around 15 lakhs, the police said.