Ganja worth Rs 1 cr seized from oil tanker in Malkangiri, 3 arrested

KalingaTV News Network

Ganja seizedMalkangiri: Unearthing an inter-state contraband racket, Malkangiri police seized a huge cache of ganja from an oil tanker parked near the bus stand here on Thursday. Police also arrested three persons involved in the transport of ganja from the spot.

Based on a tip-off about the presence of an oil tanker filled with ganja sacks on the bypass road of the bus stand in the town, a police raided the stationary tanker and conducted a search this morning. During the search, cops found several sacks of ganja inside the tanker which otherwise carries oil. Police seized the vehicle and arrested three persons aboard the vehicle.

Informing media persons about the case, Malkangiri Police said the seized ganja was worth around Rs 1 crore and was being transported to neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Police fears that the peddlers could have collected the ganja from Chitrakonda area of the district and stored them in Mathili before transporting them to neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Chhatisgarh through oil tankers.

Investigation is on in the matter.

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