Phulbani: Launching a crackdown on illegal drug traders, police seized a ganja consignment weighing around 27 kg and arrested three persons after conducting a raid under Baliguda police limits in Kandhamal district on Friday.
The arrested peddlers have been identified as Nira Nayak of Dhenkanal district, Suresh Nayak and Seheraj Nayak of Nuasahi of Baliguda area.
Baliguda Police got a tip-off on the ganja consignment which was being transported in a car in the morning. After conducting a raid and intercepting the Hyundai Verna car bearing registration number OR 02 BC 8555 near Radha Krushna temple, cops managed to seize a ganja pack from it. Later the peddler trio who were boarding the car were taken into custody.
Police said the ganja consignment was being sent to some neighbouring states and an investigation is underway in the case to examine the role of any bigger racket.