1.5 kg brown sugar seized in Odisha’s Balasore dist

Bhubaneswar: Police have seized 1.5 kg brown sugar worth more than Rs 1 crore in Odisha’s Balasore district, police sources said Wednesday.

On the basis of intelligence input, a team of the special task force (STF) of Odisha crime branch conducted a raid near railway level crossing in Balasore district Tuesday and seized brown sugar weighing 1.50 Kg from the possession of a drug peddler, the police said.

The arrested have been identified as Sheikh Mezu of Balasore district. The accused was forwarded to the court of district & sessions judge. The STF has registered a case under sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, they said.

Since 2020, the task force has seized more than 56 kg of brown sugar/heroin, 202 grams of cocaine, 111 quintals of ganja, 750 grams of opium, and arrested 157 drug peddlers.


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