Ambulance with 25 kg ganja seized, 2 held in Sonepur

Sonepur: Launching a crackdown on illegal drug traders in the district, Excise officials seized around 25 kg of ganja from an ambulance in Arjunpur village and arrested two peddlers last night.

The held peddlers have been identified as Kiran Das of Ompur of Chhattigarh’s Korba district and Prakash Kumar Mohanty from Arjunpur.

The action was taken after Sonepur Excise officials got a tip-off on the ganja consignment which was being transported to the neighbouring Chhattisgarh State clandestinely late in the night. After a joint team of Excise and local police intercepted the ambulance near Arjunpur and conducted a search, the banned drug was found.

While the held accused duo will be forwarded to court today, police said they are involved in sending ganja consignments to the neighbouring states via Boudh district round the year.

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