Six quintals of ganja seized from Nabarangpur forest; mafias escape

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Nabarangpur: Papadahandi police have seized nearly six quintals of ganja from a forest location near Saraguda village under Jatabali GP in Nabarangpur district on Tuesday.

The raid was headed by Papadahandi DSP & officer in charge, Pratyush Mohapatra. But, members of the mafia gang fled the spot. This was the second raid by the police in the region.

Police sources said a racket is operating in the region which is involved in smuggling of the contraband to different locations of the state. They have been using forest locations as their hideout, police added.

ASI Ashwini Patnaik, Tuku Patnaik, and Karna Nayak and other police personnel had participated in the raid, said the police.

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