Ganja seized from Malkangiri district

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 13:12

Malkanagiri: Forty quintals of
ganja worth over Rs 2 crore in the international market was
today seized from Orkel area of Maoist-hit Malkanagiri
district and 133 people arrested in this connection.

Acting on a tip off, a police team conducted a raid at
Sorulukunda barrage in the early hours when the ganja was
being transported from a hilly area by gang members with armed
escort, Inspector In-charge of Orkel police station Anirudh
Rout said.

Altogether 133 people were arrested and the entire
contraband weighing about 40 quintal seized, he said, adding
the seized ganja was valued at around Rs two crore in the
international market.

The contraband was being sent to Chhattisgarh by the
gang members, who belonged to Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri
district and nearby Nawarangpur district.

A case has been registered and the arrested were being
interrogated, he said.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 13:12

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