Crime

Two held for smuggling ganja in vegetable-laden auto

Nabarangpur: Nabarangpur police today seized two gunny bags of ganja while being smuggled in a vegetable-laden auto rickshaw and arrested two persons in this connection

The arrested were identified as Prakash Chouhan and Laxman Chouhan.Acting on a tip-off, a police team intercepted the auto-rickshaw near Badgaon under Kosagumuda police limits and recovered cannabis stashed in two gunny bags kept along with the vegetable packets to avoid suspicion.

The seized contraband, weighing around 80 kg, is estimated to worth around Rs 5 lakh. The ganja consignment was being smuggled to Chhattisgarh's Raipur, the police said.

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