Drug racket busted in Odisha’s Nayagarh; 3 kg brown sugar, Rs 65 lakh, guns seized

Nayagarh: Busting a major drug racket, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Crime Branch today seized 3.1 kg brown sugar from a house at Udaya Lane, Sinduria under Nayagarh Town police limits.

On the basis of intelligence input, the STF raided the place early this morning over alleged sale/ possession of contraband brown sugar and guns.

A person namely K Vickey Rao of Rajabazar, Khordha district has been arrested in this connection.

Apart from brown sugar, the cops have seized Rs 65.32 lakh, three 7 mm pistols, seven magazines, 43 rounds of 7 mm ammunitions, one currency note counting machine, four mobile phones and a tablet from the house.

A case under Section 21(c)/ 29 of NDPS Act and 25/ 27 of Arms Act has been registered while accused K Vickey Rao will be forwarded to court

Worth mentioning, the STF has seized more than 47 kg of brown sugar and arrested 122 drug dealers/ peddlers since 2020 in its special drive against narcotic drugs.

Similarly, as many as 67 firearms have been seized by the STF during the period.

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