Bhubaneswar: Marijuana or ganja trade and smuggling have become rampant in recent times in the State. With the enforcement agencies tightening their noose, smugglers have gotten innovative in ganja transportation
Today, Odisha Excise Department officials busted such contraband transportation which was being done in a novel way. The smugglers had created a secret chamber under the SUV pick-up van which was then stuffed with ganja.
Based on a tip-off, the officials conducted a thorough check of the van on Khordha-Cuttack bypass road in Bharatpur area of Bhubaneswar. They unearthed 93 kgs of the contraband which were divided into small packets.
Moreover, sources informed that the number plate on the van was a fake one and 16 more such were found from inside the vehicle. The vehicle was seized and one person was arrested. Another managed to flee the scene.