The accused has been identified as Iria Adkadia, a resident of Pandei village under Pottangi police station limits in Koraput district.
Acting on a tip off, a police team of Kodinga Police station intercepted a Maruti Alto 800 car near Dengaguda village under Kosagumada block in Nabarangpur district yesterday.
While searching the car, the police recovered around 50.7 kg of ganja from the vehicle, and subsequently seized the contraband items along with the vehicle.
The estimated cost of the seized ganja will be around Rs 5 lakh, a police official said adding that the accused was transporting the contraband item to other State.
A case has been registered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at Kodinga police station and the accused will be forwarded to the court today, he added.