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Drug peddler arrested in city

Bhubaneswar: Police today seized brown sugar weighing 18 gram and arrested a person in this connection in Salia Sahi slum area under Nayapalli police station here.

Acting on a tip-off, the a team of Nayapalli police station officials raided the house of one Bulu Nayak in Salia Sahi slum and seized 18 gram of brown sugar worth Rs 1.80 lakh.

It is reported that the accused was collecting the brown sugar from Howrah and Balasore and selling it in Khurda and Bhubaneswar. Police have initiated probe to ascertain the source of the brown sugar and any possible link with others. Police have also initiated investigation to verify their criminal antecedents.

He was booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Further investigation is on in the case.

Since this trade is very profitable, youths prefer this business. The peddlers are targeting youths.

 

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