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Rojalin Mishra

Gajapati: Intensifying its crackdown on ganja smuggling, Adaba Police today seized 82 kilogram ganja worth Rs 16 lakh and arrested four persons in this connection in Gajapati.

After getting a tip-off on the movement of a vehicle carrying ganja in the locality, Adaba police intensified patrolling to nab the accused identified as Sartam Khan, Nizam Khan, Sahagir Seikh and Mussarat Khan.

As per reports, the contraband item was being transported to Berhampur from Renugaon area under Adaba police limits in the district.

“We are suspecting that the accused are involved in an inter-state ganja racket. They were carrying the contraband item in four packets and were waiting for a vehicle. They will be forwarded to the court today," said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of R.Udayagiri, Anil Kumar Pradhan.

A police investigation is currently underway.

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