Ganja Worth Rs 1 Crore Seized From Jackfruit-Laden Truck In Koraput

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

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