As many as six people have been arrested with a consignment of 50 kg of Marijuana in Jharkhand's Simdega district on Friday.

"We received information that a big consignment of marijuana is being transported to Jharkhand from Odisha. We intercepted a Swift Dzire car and arrested six people. A consignment of 50 kg of marijuana was found when we searched the vehicle. The market value of the seized drug is Rs 25 lakh," said Shams Tabrez, SP, Simdega.

During interrogation, the arrested persons allegedly told the police that the contraband was to be delivered at Koderma district in Jharkhand.

The arrested persons have been identified as Sudhakar Naik, Clayment Nayak, Deepak Behra, Pankaj Nayak, Ajay Nayak and Pradeep Das. Five of them hail from Gajapati district while Pradeep belongs to Sundargarh in Odisha.

During interrogation, they allegedly revealed that they had carried the contraband consignment from Gajpati district to Rourkela by bus. From there, they had hired a car and were going to Koderma to deliver the consignment. 

The accused have been booked under the relevant Sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Further investigations are on.