27 kg ganja seized from car in Kandhamal, 1 held

Phulabani: Launching a crackdown on illegal drug trade in the district, the Excise Department officials today seized ganja weighing 27 kg from a car from Pabingia Square under Phiringia police limits in Kandhamal district and took one peddler into custody.

The arrested person has been identified as Chandan Digal, a resident of the same district.

As per the report, a team of Phulbani Excise Department sleuths got a tip-off on the ganja consignment this morning and conducted a vehicle search at Pabingia Square. During the search, they intercepted a car which the accused was boarding and found the cannabis kept in that.

Digal was en-route to Nayagarh district to deliver the ganja consignment when fell in Excise net, informed a source.

The peddler has been forwarded to court after arrest.


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