Koraput: The Machkund police have seized 712 kg of ganja worth around Rs 70 lakh from a pickup van near Bhedibeda in Odisha’s Koraput district last night.
However, two occupants of the vehicle managed to flee the spot.
According to reports, the cops, acting on a tip-off about the smuggling of the contraband, intercepted the registration number plate-less van.
During search, the ganja was recovered from the vehicle. Police sources said the ganja was being illegally transported from Andhra Pradesh to Chhattisgarh through Machkund area.