10 quintals of ganja seized in Malkangiri; 3 arrested

Malkangiri: The district police seized over 10 quintals of ganja and arrested three persons on charges of smuggling the contraband to Chhattisgarh last night.

Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted raids in a forest near Pilakusumi and seized contraband packed in 66 bags and arrested the three middlemen.

Sources said, the ganja was being stuffed in packets and was being carried in slings to neighbouring Chhattisgarh.

During the raid, 33 persons who were carrying the slings managed to escape taking the advantage of darkness while three were nabbed from the spot.

All the three accused are being interrogated while further investigation in connection with the incident is on, police said.