One Held With Ganja Worth Rs 5 Lakh In Koraput


Koraput:  Police officials have arrested a person with the seizure of ganja worth Rs 5 lakh in Machkund locality of Koraput district.

The accused has been identified as Chandra Bada Nayak, a resident of Pottangi block.

Acting on a tip-off,  a joint team of Machkund and Lamtaput police intercepted a car near Kamel village. Following a thorough search, they found around 50 kilograms of ganja packed in two sacks and seized it.

According to preliminary reports, it was learnt that the ganja was being smuggled from Andhra Pradesh to Chhattisgarh. The estimated worth of the seized contraband is over Rs 5 lakh.

Further investigation in this regard is underway to ascertain other details, said a police official.

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