5 quintal ganja seized from coconut-laden van in Odisha

Malkangiri: Excise department officials today seized around five quintals of ganja from a coconut-laden pickup van near Balimela in Odisha’s Malkangiri district and arrested two persons in this connection.

According to reports, the contraband was being carried in the vehicle from Chitrakonda in the district to Angul with coconuts kept over the marijuana.

Acting on a tip-off, Excise officials intercepted the pickup van and found the cannabis from the vehicle during search.

The price of the seized ganja is estimated to be Rs 30 lakh.

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