Brown Sugar Worth Over Rs 1 Crore Seized In Odisha Capital

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch’s Special Task Force (STF) has seized brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore from the state capital and arrested one person in this connection.

Acting on reliable inputs, the STF sleuths conducted a raid with the help of Commissionerate Police near Sundarapda under Airfield police limits and seized brown sugar worth Rs 1 crore weighing 1.05 kilogram.

Police said that the contraband was seized from the possession of one Umesh Behera of the same locality.

Behera has been forwarded to the court while further investigation is continuing to ascertain the source of procurement of the contraband, police said.

“The special drive against narcotic drugs is continuing. Since 2020, STF has seized more than 58 kg of brown sugar, 202-gram cocaine, and more than 111 quintals of ganja, 750 grams of opium 750 grams. We have also arrested more than 159 drug dealers and peddlers,” said a police official.

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