Sundargarh, February 19, Abhijit Saha: Large amount of Marijuana most popularly known as Ganja has been recovered by the police of Birmitrapur in the district of Sundargarh. The police caught the truck along with the illegal goods. This happened when the truck was carrying the goods through National Highway No. 143 towards neighbouring Jharkhand. The police stopped the truck for checking purpose and seized all the smuggled goods on Tuesday.
The Superintendent of Police of Sundargarh District Sanjeev Arora said that the total weight of the Ganjas that has been recovered was around 540 kgs which has a value of Rs. 15 lakh and more.
Sanjeev Arora said that the 12 wheeled truck was asked to stopped with a warning at Birmitrapur check gate, about 30 kms from Rourkela but the truck driver and cleaner sensing the trouble and fled away. He also said that the police are trying their best to catch those who are involved in this crime. They have seized the illegal goods in the presence of an Executive Magistrate.
Some Ganjas were also found hidden in the cabin of the truck while the rest quantity was kept in the wagon of the truck the SDPO of Birmitrapur P C Routray said. He also said that in this regard a case has already been registered and investigations are going on to make sure the actual source of the illegal goods and the destination where the goods are being smuggled and also the people who are involved behind this smuggling.