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Drug peddler arrested in Khurda

Khurda: In a major breakthrough, Excise sleuths arrested man and seized brown sugar worth Rs 16.5 from his possession at Chandiachhak in Khurda district today.

Acting of a tipoff, Central Excise Intelligence sleuths nabbed one Ananda Paschimakabata from Chandiachhak and seized brown sugar weighting 165 grams and estimated to cost Rs 16.5 lakh from his possession.

He will be forwarded to court today. It was suspected that the he was doing the business in Khurda area after procuring the contraband from Jaleswar area in Balasore district.

Excise sleuths have initiated probe to ascertain the source of the brown sugar and any possible link with others. Efforts have also initiated to verify their criminal antecedents.

He was booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Since this trade is very profitable, youths prefer this business.

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