Phulbani: Police have arrested five persons involved in ganja smuggling from Asta Sambhu Chhak under Gocchapada police limits in Odisha’s Kandhamal district today.
Police have seized 61.5 kg ganja from them.
The arrested have been identified as Gandhiba Kanhar, Basudeb Bhatul, Somanath Behera(all from Kandhamal district), Sunil Pradhan and Bikash Toppo (both from Sundargarh district).
Acting on a tip-off, Gocchapada police raided an auto-rickshaw near Asta Sambhu Chhak on suspicion leading to the seizure of the contraband and arrests thereof, reports said.
The arrested were allegedly carrying the contraband to Sundargarh from Kandhamal district, reports added.
While police have registered a case in this connection, the arrested would be forwarded to court tomorrow, reports further said.