Malkangiri: A joint team of police and excise officials arrested three ganja smugglers who used to transport the contraband items in novel way in Balimela area of Malkangiri district today.
In a bid to escape police, they used to smuggle the illegal items in four-wheelers after installing green beacon in it.
On a tip-off, Balimela police sealed the entry point at Chitrakonda square and three ganja laden vehicles which include a green beacon car. Two other vehiclesseized by police are a tipper and a mini-truck which were used in the smuggling.
Around 14 quintals of ganja were transported from Chitrakonda area to Chhattisgarh in these vehicles, police said.