Koraput: Tightening the noose around the necks of illegal drug traders police seized ganja weighing 1.73 quintal by conducting a raid in Semiliguda area of Koraput district last night.
The held peddler has been identified as Samuel Dusura Barik, a resident of Pandei village under Pottangi block of the same district.
Acting upon a tip-off a team of Machhkund Police intercepted a pickup van carrying the ganja consignment late in the night in Semiliguda area and seized the banned drug. Later, Samuel was taken into custody.
The seized ganja will cost around Rs 10 lakh, said police.