Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: Busting a contraband racket, Excise sleuths nabbed two persons including a student while they were illegally transporting one quintal Ganja in a car here today.

The arrested were identified as car owner Basant Mohanty of Naha village in Keonjhar district and Nilakantha Hansa, a student, of Tikabali area of Kandhamal district.

The excise squad nabbed the two near the Kathajodi bridge when the two were transporting the contraband items to other states via Jaleswar after bringing it from Tikabali area of Kandhamal. The Excise officials said several cases have been registered against the owner of the vehicle.

Recently on October 21 , BSF jawans had seized a mini truck loaded with 610 kg Ganja worth Rs 1.2 lakh near Sunki in Koraput district and  handed the same over to Pottangi police.