Brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore seized in Odisha; youth held

Balasore:  The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch today busted a major drug smuggling racket and seized brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore near Laxmannath check gate in Jaleswar area of Balasore district.

The cops also arrested a youth identified as Sheikh Munaf Hussain and are questioning him in this connection.

The STF team from Bhubaneswar was camping in Jaleswar area for the last two days. Acting on a tip-off, the cops conducted a raid and seized 1.5 kg brown sugar from the youth, said sources.

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