Sundergarh, Mar 7: Tightening the noose around the necks of illegal drug traders, Plantsite Police in Rourkela here arrested at least four women and seized over 53 kg ganja from their possession by conducting a raid in New Bus Stand area on Saturday.
The held woman peddlers have been identified as Jaso Devi, Puran Devi, Chanda Devi and Rekha Kumari. All the accused are residents of different districts of neighbouring State Bihar.
Based on a tip-off, a team of Plantsite Police carried out a raid at New Bus Stand and detained four women on suspicion. During search they were found to be carrying cannabis consignment in luggage bags without required documents.
The contraband was seized subsequently and the women were arrested.
Police also seized cash worth Rs 20,120 and as many as nine mobile phones from the possession of the arrestees during the raid.
Cases under Sections 20 (b)(ii)(B) of NDPS Act has been lodged against the held women peddlers who were transport the ganja from Berhampur to Bihar, said police.