Berhampur, March 23 (Localwire): Police on Saturday seized a whopping 600 kg of ganja in Chhatrapur in Ganjam district, some 25 km from here.
The contraband was being transported in a truck from Andhra Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh on NH-16, when the police team intercepted the vehicle. The seized ganja is worth around Rs.60-lakh, police said.
The driver and his helper, identified as Kaushal Yadav (19) and Rohit Kunmar (20) respectively of Heerapur in Uttar Pradesh, were arrested, sub-divisional police officer Utkal Keshari Das said.
Two mobile phones and batteries were also seized from them, Das said.
The police had set up a picket on the highway to check illegal activities as part of election security.