64 kg ganja seized in Kandhamal, 3 peddlers held

Phulbani: Tightening the noose around the necks of illegal drug traders, Police today seized 64 kg ganja from a car and arrested three peddlers, after conducting a raid in Baliguda area on Thursday.

The held peddlers have been identified as Suryakant Sethi, Pramod Behera and Jeetendra Padhi. All are residents of Kandhamal district.

Acting upon a tip-off on the ganja consignment which was being transported to Kutikia to Ganjam district in a Maruti Swift Dzire, a team of Baliguda Police launched a raid on it and seized the banned drug in the morning.

Interrogation of the held accused is underway to elicit more information from them on the flourishing drug trade in the district, said police.

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