Malkangiri: Intensifying its crackdown on ganja smugglers, Malkangiri police has seized 500 kg of cannabis from a mini-truck and arrested two persons on Thursday.
This was informed by Malkangiri SPJagmohan Meena today.
According to reports, a patrolling unit intercepted a mini-truck near Sikapalli chhak and found around 500 kg of ganja stashed inside gunny bags yesterday.
Following the seizure, the cops also arrested the driver of the vehicle, Manoj Kumar Nayak (23), and Motilal Mandal (45) of Malkangiri Village 23. The accused duo has been forwarded to the today the Malkangiri SP further informed.
As per police records, a total of 9 quintals 121 kg of cannabis has been seized by the district police so far this year. The cops have also arrested 72 ganja smugglers and seized 27 vehicles used in the transportation of the banned contraband.