Berhampur, March 31 (LocalWire): In a major haul before the twin elections, police seized a truck carrying 500kg ganja near Adava in Gajapati district on Sunday. Four people were arrested while the driver fled.
The contraband was being transported from Adava to Cuttack.
The driver stopped the vehicle near Christapur and fled when he saw police patrolling the highway and checking vehicles, said inspector in charge, Adava police station, Ajay Kumar Barik.
This initiated the police to search the vehicle. The illegal contraband worth Rs 15 lakh was stocked in a specially-designed shelf inside the cabin and it took the police several hours to locate it.
Four persons, including a minor boy, who are residents of Kandraganj under R.Udayagiri police station, were arrested.