KalingaTV News Network
Phulbani: Cracking down on the illegal drugs trade in the district, Phulbani Town Police seized ganja packets weighing around one quintal from a car in the city on Sunday evening.
Acting on a tip-off that a car parked in front of the Trimurty Ornaments in the town contained a huge quantity of ganja, Town Police raided the car yesterday evening. After detaining the owner of the vehicle and opening the dickey, the police team found several bags of the banned drug weighing around one quintal costing lakhs of rupees kept inside it. Police seized the vehicle, a Toyota Etios with registration no. OD 02 S 6180 and took the owner of the vehicle into custody.
While the driver of the vehicle managed to give police the slip and is still at large, investigation is on to find out whether the jewelry shop owner has any role in the drug trade or not taking into account the fact that the seized vehicle belongs to him.
Police has launched a manhunt to catch the absconding driver.