Two persons were arrested with 1500 kg cannabis in Malkangiri on Tuesday. Photo/ANI
Two persons were arrested with 1500 kg cannabis in Malkangiri on Tuesday. Photo/ANI

Odisha: 1500 kg cannabis seized in Malkangiri, two arrested

ANI | Updated: Oct 15, 2019 18:38 IST

Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Oct 15 (ANI): The State Police on Tuesday seized 1500 kg cannabis from a cement truck here and arrested two persons.

According to the district police, the cannabis was being transported to Angul district from Andhra Pradesh in the cement truck.

The vehicle was asked to stop during the routine check, however, the driver and helper of the truck tried to flee but they were eventually arrested. Police have started a probe to find more links in the illegal business.

According to data available with the Director-General of Police (DGP), Odisha office, so far this year, 19744 Kg cannabis has been seized and 191 persons have been arrested in the State under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act.

Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police, Malkangiri, Rishikesh Khilari said, "Police forces were deployed on routine checking when they stopped a speeding truck. The driver and helper of the truck tried to flee from the spot but they were caught by the police personnel. On checking of the truck, police found the cannabis which weighed 1500 kg. During interrogation, the accused told that they were carrying this consignment to Angul District." (ANI)

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