Baripada: Launching a crackdown on the illegal drug trade in the district, police seized a ganja consignment after conducting a raid in Karanjia area of Mayurbhanj district today and took a peddler into custody.
The held peddler has been identified as Ajay Kumar Mishra of the same village.
The raid was conducted by Thakurmunda Excise in Baliposhi village following a tip-off on the banned drug supply in the morning. During the raid, Mishra was found making preparations to send the ganja packs to a dealer and taken into custody.
The seized ganja would cost over Rs 1 lakh, said Excise sleuths.
A case under NDPS Act has been lodged against the held accused in connection with the case and his interrogation is underway.