Excise Department officials seized 45 kg of ganja near Kusmui Chowk in Nabarangpur town on Tuesday. The officials arrested two persons identified as Satish Chand and Biswanath Das, both residents of Uttar Pradesh.
According to reports, a team of police was conducting patrolling when they intercepted two motorcyclists on suspicion. Upon search, the excise cops found their bags stashed with cannabis weighing around 45 kg.
The smugglers threw their motorcycles and tried to flee the spot. But the police team chased down the duo, informed Excise Inspector Bipra Charan Mandal.
The excise staffs seized the two ganja-filled bags and the motorcycles of the accused. The estimated market value of the seized ganja would be about Rs four lakh. More