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800 kg cannabis seized in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Berhampur 

Police on Monday seized 800 kg from a truck in Odisha's district and arrested three persons, a senior police said.

The seizure was made at Singipur in Aska-Bhanjanagara road, about 60 km from here and three persons were arrested, said (SDPO) Bhanganagar, Utkal Keshari Das.

The three persons were arrested under the NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act.

Besides ganja, three and Rs 3.24 lakh in cash were seized from the accused persons, the SDPO said.

Das said the preliminary investigation revealed that the contraband was being transported illegally from Mohana in district to New Delhi, when the police seized the narcotic substances.

"We got a tip off about the consignment of ganja headed to via Gangapur. The truck was intercepted and seized near Singipur," said SDPO.

As many as 25 packets of ganja, packed in the plastic bags were hidden inside drivers cabin of the vehicle. The cabin was specially designed to keep the ganja packed bags, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 18:45 IST
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