Brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh seized in Odisha’s Jajpur; 3 held

Jajpur: In a crackdown against drug smuggling, the Excise department today seized brown sugar worth Rs 3 lakh after conducting raid in Odisha’s Jajpur district. Also, three persons were arrested in connection with the case.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Excise officials raided a place in Chuna Bhati Plot area under Jajpur Road police limits. During the search, the officials seized 31 grams of brown sugar estimated to be around Rs 3 lakh from the house. Following this, Aju Das and Narayan Das from Jajpur Road area and Manoj Kumar Das of Bari area were arrested.

An Excise official said the seized brown sugar was meant for smuggling to some locations outside Jajpur district. Investigation into the case is on.

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