STF seizes Ganja, Jewellery in Ganjam, 2 drug peddlers arrested

Bhubaneswar: The STF of Odisha Crime Branch on Saturday seized huge amount of ganja and jewellery from Raghunathsahi under Buguda police limits in Ganjam and arrested two drug peddlers in this connection.

The arrested persons have been identified as Banmali Pradhan and Arun Pradhan of Raghunathsahi under Buguda police station in Ganjam district.

Acting on intelligence input, a raid was conducted by the STF on April 28 at Raghunathsahi under Buguda police limits against illegal possession of Narcotic drugs and apprehend two persons.

During the search the STF team seized 107 kg of Ganja, 517 gram of opium, 607 gms of gold, 196 gms of silver,  One Innova vehicle and 29 landed property documents and other incriminating materials.

As the accused persons could not produce any document or authority for the possession such as Ganja and opium for which they have been arrested and now they are being forwarded to the court.

In this connection, STF has registered a case under the NDPS Act 1985. Investigation is still on.

Since 2020, STF has seized more than 50 Kg of Brown Sugar/Heroin, 202 Gram Cocaine and more than 93 quintals of Ganja/Marijuna, Opium 750 gram and arrested more than 141 drug dealers/peddlers.

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