Jeypore: The police arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in smuggling ganja (cannabis) in Koraput district on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, the police searched two vehicles near Kokriguda Chhak under Semiliguda police limits of the district at around 11 am on Friday.
During the search of the Mahindra pickup and a motorcycle, the police recovered 1,000 kg of ganja. Following this, five persons from whose possession the police recovered the contraband item were arrested.
The accused, Parmesh, Kartika Chapadi, Gopal Bhoi, Shyama Bhoi and Damu Bhoi were forwarded to court today.
A case No. 79/2020 under several sections of the NDPS Act, 1985 was registered at Semiliguda police station.