Bolero with 144 kg ganja seized, 3 peddlers held

KalingaTV News Network

Koraput: Launching a crackdown on illegal drug trade, police arrested three peddlers including a woman and seized at least 144 kg ganja from their possession after conducting a raid in Jalaput village under Nandapur police limits in the district last night.

Without disclosing the identity of the woman peddler, police said she is from Puri district. The other two accused were from Khordha and Jalaput areas.

The raid was conducted after Nandapur Police received specific intelligence input on the drug transportation through Jalput-Bhubaneswar route by a Bolero pick-up van late in the night. After a team of cops intercepted the van and searched it, ganja packs were found being carried inside a special shelf made on the roof of the vehicle.

Police have seized the vehicle along with the banned drug and forwarded the accused to court.

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