Balasore: Excise Department officials today seized around 1 kg of brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore from a house at Milbadi near Station Bazaar in Jaleswar area of Odisha’s Balasore district and arrested a person in this connection.
The arrested has been identified as Sapan Kumar Pradhan. He is accused of peddling the drug in the area.
Acting on a tip-off about the illegal activity, the officials raided the house early this morning. A gun, which was illegally possessed by Pradhan, was also seized during the raid. Further investigation into the incident is underway.