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1500 kg cannabis seized in Malkangiri, two arrested

Malkangiri: The State Police on Tuesday seized ISOO kg cannabis from 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 'Sked 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 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 ISOO kg. During interrogation, the accused told that they were carrying this consignment to Angul District." 

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