Brown sugar worth Rs 5.5 lakh seized in Bhubaneswar, two arrested

20/02/2020 at 6:42 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 20: The Drug Task Force of Commissionerate Police today seized 54 grams of brown sugar during a raid in Tamando area and arrested two persons. Police said that the market value of the seized contraband would be Rs 5.5 lakh.

The accused have been identified as Deepak Kumar Bala alias Happy (24) and Deepak Nath alias Tuna (30) in this connection. Police have also seized cash worth Rs 12180 from the accused.

Police said that the accused claimed that they have procured the contraband from Jaleswar area in Balasore district. “They are being further interrogated to ascertain the involvement of other associates in the drug peddling racket,” said a police official.

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