Report by Basant Rath, Nabarangpur: The police seized about fifteen quintal of ganja worth Rs 50 lakh from a truck at the Chilkili of the Nabarangpur-Papadahandi National
Highway-26 on Tuesday.
Inspector in-charge of Nabarangpur police station Rasmi Ranjan Pradhan said that while a truck with no AP 05 TB 8449 crossed Nabarangpur, the police on suspicion chased it near Chikili Bridge where the vehicle was abandoned. The cops found ganja packed in small
pockets, stuffed into fish containers weighting 35 kg each. Police arrested two accused persons they have been identified as Driver Madhab Khantal, and helper Dambru Suna Basia.
The consignment was being sent to different places in Madhya Pradesh
and Chhattisgarh via Nabarangpur, he said, adding that the seized
cannabis weighing 15 quintal was valued at around `fifty lakh. A case
has been registered and investigation is underway said IIC of town
The tribal pockets of the district bordering Chhattisgarh are emerging
as major transit points for ganga smugglers. The illicit narcotic was
allegedly being transported from Maoist-affected cut off area of
Chitrakonda reservoir to Nabarangpur district so that it could be
transported outside the State.