Bhubaneswar: Brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore seized in Unit-8 area

Bhubaneswar: Brown sugar weighing 1 kg 107 grams worth more than Rs 1 crore was seized in Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar, police said on Sunday.

On the basis of an intelligence input, a team of special task force (STF) of Odisha crime branch conducted a raid near Unit-8 area of Bhubaneswar on Saturday and seized the narcotic drugs from the possession of a drug peddler, the police said.

The arrested person is identified as Chittaranjan Sahoo, a resident of Dhenkanal district. The accused person was produced to the court of district & sessions judge.

The STF has registered a case under sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, they said.

Since 2020, the task force has seized more than 69 kg of brown sugar/heroin, 202 grams of cocaine, 113 quintals ganja, 750 grams opium, and arrested 168 drug peddlers.


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