Ganja worth Rs 35 lakh seized in Koraput, 4 held

Koraput: Police on Thursday evening seized 407.25 kg of ganja worth around Rs 35 lakh from a truck on NH-216 near Umuri village under Jeypore police limits in Koraput district and arrested four persons, including three of Madhya Pradesh, in this connection.

According to police sources, the police acting on a tip-off, intercepted the vehicle around 7 pm. As per the procedure, the vehicle was searched in the presence of the Executive Magistrate and other witnesses.

On thorough search of the truck, 80 packets of ganja weighing 407.25 kg were recovered from the vehicle. As many as four mobile phones, Rs 1800 cash, the truck, and a motorcycle were seized from the possession of the accused.

The arrested have been identified as Kishan Kumar Khemandu (28) of Koraput, Rabindra Sharma (24) of Madhya Pradesh, Ashok Shrivastava (52) of Madhya Pradesh, and Kashiram Baghel (20) of Madhya Pradesh.

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