Brown sugar worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Odisha’s Puri, 2 held

Puri: The Excise officials today seized 200 grams of brown sugar worth Rs 20 lakh from two drug peddlers and arrested the duo in Odisha’s Puri.

The arrested have been identified as Sibaprasad Behera (34) and Raghunath Das (22) of Siddha Mahavir area here.

According to reports, the two were smuggling the brown sugar in Purushottam Express from Jaleswar to Puri. Both alighted from the train near Siddha Mahavir level crossing and tried to flee with the contraband.

However, the Excise officers, who were already present at the spot acting on a tip-off, nabbed the accused duo and seized the brown sugar from their possession.

Further investigation was underway to ascertain the person from whom the two had procured the drug.

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