Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Sonepur: The Excise department officials on Thursday managed to nab a ganja smuggler in Binika area after the car in which he was travelling skidded-off road and plunged into a canal.

Earlier, a team led by excise superintendent Samuel Hika tried to intercept the car after getting information that ganja (dry cannabis) was being illegally transported in the vehicle.

The car reportedly fell into the canal after an accident during the chase. Later, one accused was arrested while another person fled the spot.

Further probe in this connection is underway.