Balasore: Two women drug peddlers were arrested and brown sugar worth Rs 8.5 lakh were seized from their possession in Odisha’s Balasore district today morning.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team of Sahadevkhunta police station was monitoring movement of people near Aradabazaar in Balasore town at around 10.30 AM. Upon seeing the police team, two women, Rojani Bibi and Sweleha Bibi from Aradabazaar area ran away in a bid to escape. The police personnel chased the two women and searched their belongings.
The two women were found to be in possession of brown sugar, following which the police arrested them.
A total of 41 grams of brown sugar and Rs 9,300 cash were seized from Rojani and 46 grams of brown sugar and Rs 9,400 recovered from Sweleha.
After registering two cases, the police arrested the two women drug peddlers and forwarded them to the court today.