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Odisha: Ganja worth Rs 1.1 Crore seized from Delhi-bound oxygen carrier

2 persons hailing from Punjab's Ludhiana were arrested after the seizure of cannabis worth Rs 1.1 crore from the vehicle, an officer said.

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Koraput (Odisha) Published on: June 12, 2021 20:02 IST
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Odisha: Ganja worth Rs 1.1 Crore seized from Delhi-bound oxygen carrier.

 

At least 1,277 kg of ganja was seized in Odisha's Koraput district on Saturday from a truck transporting oxygen cylinders to Delhi, police said.

Two persons hailing from Ludhiana district of Punjab were arrested after the seizure of cannabis worth Rs 1.1 crore from the vehicle, an officer said.

"Oxygen cylinders were loaded at Visakhapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh. On its way to Delhi, ganja was loaded onto the vehicle in Koraput district for scheduled delivery in Lucknow," Aditya Mahakur, officer-in-charge of Jeypore Sadar police station, said.

The truck was intercepted on Jeypore Ghat Road and the contraband was seized, he said.

Further investigation is underway to trace the local suppliers and others involved in the racket, Mahakur added.

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