Koraput: Around 1008 kilograms of ganja, being smuggled from Jalaput in Koraput district of Odisha to Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, was seized by Machhkund Police from a jackfruit laden truck on Monday.
Acting of a tip-off, a joint team of Machhkund, Lamtaput, and Jalaput police, under the leadership of Nandapur SDPO and direction of Koraput SP, had set up a checkpoint at Tikaput in the district.
Subsequently, the police intercepted a speeding truck and during checking, they found ganja weighing around 1008 kilograms concealed by jackfruits being transported in a truck. The value of the ganja is estimated to be around Rs 1 crore.
Machhkund Police immediately seized the truck and arrested three persons identified to be V Satya, G Sridhar and G Sriman, all residents of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Four mobile phones and Rs 3500 cash have also been seized by the police.
Sanjay Kumar Mohapatra, SDPO, Nandapur