Jeypore: Busting a ganja smuggling racket, Jeypore police of Koraput district seized a huge cache of cannabis and arrested four persons in this connection near Bayaguda village last night.
Acting on reliable information, the Jeypore police reached the spot and found that eight to 10 persons were loading the contraband item in three vehicles. Seeing the cops, all of them tried to escape from the spot. However, police nabbed four of them while the rest, including mastermind Prasanta Mandal and Imran managed to flee.
Later, the cops seized 2173.2 kg ganja worth around Rs 40 lakh kept in 91 sacks, a truck, a SUV, a pickup van, three motorcycles,four mobile phones, Rs 1230 cash and 40 packets of cattle feed each containing 50 kg.
The four arrested are Parsuram Nag (30) of Bayagoda village, Pratap Behra (22) , Shyamsundar Mishra (20) and Abhaya Pradhani of of Jayanagar village in the district.
Further raids are underway to nab the absconders, said the police.