Koraput, Dec 14: The Jeypore Sadar Police seized huge quantity of ganja worth Rs 20 Lakhs from a truck near Jeypore in Odisha's Korapit district last night and arrested three people in this connection.
The accused have been identified as Pradeep (32) of Sonipat in Haryana and Monu Kumar (32) and Mohammed Abid (24) of Uttar Pradesh.
Acting on a tipoff, the police intercepted a truck bearing Regd No: UP12 T 4812 near Patraput bridge, around 12 km away from Jeypore town, late last night.
During the search, police recovered 208.3 kgs of ganja, which was concealed with 535 packets of mosquito net in the vehicle, and seized the contraband item.
The cops also seized the truck, three mobile phones and cash of Rs. 3200 from the accused.
The cost of the seized contraband is estimated to be around Rs 20 lakhs, police sources said.
A case has been registered against the accused at Jeypore Sadar police sation under NDPS act. The accused were allegedly smuggling the contraband item from Koraput district of the State to a North Indian State, sources added.