Bhadrak: The district police today busted a spurious tobacco manufacturing unit operating at Mirzapur village under Puruna Bazar police limits here and arrested a person in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off about the adulteration, a police team raided the spot and seized huge cache of spurious zarda worth around Rs 15 lakh. The adulterated tobacco was found packed with labels of various brands.
Machines, chemicals, equipment and packaging materials were seized from the spot. Owner of the manufacturing unit, identified as Sheikh Babul, has been apprehended.