A huge quantity of ganja was seized from a house at Ghatikia under the Bharatpur police station here on Wednesday. Five persons, including three women, were arrested in this connection.
The accused were identified as Kamlesh Yadav, Sushilen Lima, Sushilan Lima, all three residents of Biha and Sugyani Behera and Kumani Behera of Ganjam district.
The accused persons were peddling the ganja from a rented house at Ghatikia area under Bharatpur police station. Acting on inputs, a special squad conducted raid on the house and recovered 120 kg of ganja from the possession of the accused. The two youth from Bihar had engaged the women to procure ganja from Kandhamal district and transport the contraband to different locations in Bhubaneswar as well as in Bihar and Jharkhand.
The women peddlers were getting Rs 700 to 800 per consignment, the police . A case under the NDPS Act has been registered at the Bharatpur police station in this connection and further investigations are ongoing.