A drug peddler belonging to Pattangi area of the district has been arrested in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, Jeypore Sadar Police intercepted a pick-up van bearing Regd No: AP 35 W 0487 at Jeypore ghat this afternoon.
While frisking the vehicle, police found ganja weighing 1,053 kg, cash worth Rs 1.8 lakh and two mobile phones from the possession of the peddler.
Police immediately seized the contraband, pick-up van, Rs 1.8 lakh in cash and two mobile phones.
The approximate cost of the seized contraband would be around Rs 1crore, police said adding that the contraband was procured in Pattangi area and was being transported to other State.
The accused has been booked under the NDPS Act and investigation is underway to find out other people involved in the illegal trade, police added.