Bhubaneswar, Feb 5: The Special Squad of Commissionerate Police and Khandagiri police last night busted a brown sugar peddling racket and seized brown sugar weighing 150 grams.
Police have also arrested two accused identified as Kali Prasad Roul (25) and Bijaya Panigrahi (32). Police have also seized a Chevrolet Beat car from the accused. Police said that the market value of the contraband will be Rs 15 lakh.
Police said that both the accused was transporting the contraband from Jaleswar area in Balasore district when police intercepted the car. “Further investigation revealed both of them visiting Jaleswar in every week to procure brown sugar. They have been selling the contraband to small time peddlers and customers as well. They will be brought under remand for further investigation,” said a police official.