Koraput, May 14: Machhkund Police seized 422 kg of ganja from a Jackfruit-laden truck near Badapada Ghat in Odisha’s Koraput district on Thursday night and arrested two persons in this connection.
The arrested persons have been identified as Babu Singh and Rajendra Singh of Rajasthan.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Machhkund Police intercepted a truck bearing Registration No: RJ 21GC 2957 near Badapada ghat last night.
During the search, police recovered 422 kg of ganja concealed with Jackfruits in the heavy vehicle. They immediately seized the contraband item and the truck, and arrested the accused duo.
The accused revealed that they procured the ganja from Nandapur area of Karaput district and were transporting the contraband to Rajasthan, police sources said.
The estimated cost of the seized contraband would be worth around Rs 40 lakh, sources added.
A case has been registered under NDPS Act at Machhkund Police station and further investigation is underway, a senior police official said.