Brown sugar worth Rs 30 lakh seized in Odisha’s Khordha; two held

Khordha: The excise officials detained two persons and seized 295 gram brown sugar worth around Rs 30 lakh during raid in Mathasahi area here in the wee hours today.

The accused persons were identified as Krushna Palei and Rabindra Pradhan.

According to reports, the raid was conducted jointly by the flying squad of the excise department of Khordha and Cuttack to bust the racket involved in brown sugar smuggling from Jaleswar and Balasore to various places including Cuttack and Khordha.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of excise department raided the Gopinathsahi and Mathasahi area under Khordha Town police limits to nab the peddlers active in the brown sugar racket.

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