Raipur: Chhattisgarh police has arrested two persons hailing from Odisha for allegedly smuggling diamonds worth around Rs 20 lakh in Gariaband district.
The arrested persons were identified as Jokho Ram (56) and Vikas Majhi (25) of Nuapada district.
Acting on reliable information about the illegal activity, a team of the Mainpur police conducted raid in Jadapadar village under the Mainpur police station area and nabbed the accused duo.
The police team recovered 125 pieces of diamonds of different sizes worth around Rs 20 lakh and a small weighing machine from their possession.
It is suspected that the accused had illegally brought the diamonds from the diamond-rich belt of Gariabands Deobhog area.
A case has been registered in this connection and further probe was underway.