Jeypore: A total of 1277 kilograms of ganja worth Rs 1.10 crores was seized by Jeypore Sadar Police from a truck loaded with oxygen cylinders while being transported from Koraput to Punjab on Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, Jeypore Sadar Police Station OIC A Mahakur, Sub Inspector N Toppo and team proceeded to Jeypore ghat and found the vehicle.
The vehicle was searched in presence of the Executive Magistrate and witnesses. A total of 1277 kilograms of ganja worth Rs 1.10 crores was recovered from the vehicle.
Two accused identified as Joshpal (43) and Lakhwinder Singh (43), both from Ludhiana in Punjab were arrested. While Joshpal is the truck driver, Lakhwinder is the buyer of the contraband.
Police also seized the truck bearing registration number PB-10-ES-4611 and two mobile phones.