Bhubaneswar: The Anti Narcotics Cell today seized a huge cache of ganja worth Rs 3.5 crore from Mumbai when the cannabis were being smuggled in an auto-rickshaw.
The cops also arrested two persons in this connection. However, prime accused Lakshmi Pradhan, who is from Odisha, and owner of the godown are absconding. Search operation is underway to nab them.
Reportedly, the contraband item weighing 1800 kg smuggled from Odisha was taken to a godown at Vikhroli. Cannabis used to be smuggled from Odisha and stored in the godown frequently.
Sources said around five to six tonnes of ganja are smuggled to Maharashtra from Odisha every month. The Mumbai police is in contact with Odisha police to nab Lakshmi Pradhan.