Brown sugar worth Rs 40 lakh seized in Odisha’s Balasore, 3 held

Jaleswar: In a crackdown on drug smugglers and peddlers, the Jaleswar Police today seized 400 grams of brown sugar kept in a two-wheeler in Sekabada village of Balasore district and arrested three persons.

Acting on a reliable information, the police team searched a two-wheeler near Sekabada at noon and seized 400 grams of brown sugar worth more than Rs 40 lakh. Dina, Abhik from West Bengal and Sadik Ahmed of Sekabada village were arrested on charges of possessing the contraband item. Also, Rs 17,000 and four mobile phones were seized from the possession of the three persons.

In another incident, a three-member team of Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch searched the house of wanted drug peddler Taklu Raja alias Seikh Samiruddin’s father-in-law in Rajpur village at around 10.45 am.

During the two-hour search at the house, the STF team also quizzed family members of the Taklu Raja’s father-in-law.

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