Bhubaneswar, Jan 20: The Special Task Force (STF) of state Crime Branch today busted a drug peddling racket and seized brown sugar worth over Rs 50 lakh.
Five peddlers have been arrested including the kingpin, identified as S K Fakir.
The STF team conducted raids in Bhubaneswar city and later in Balasore town and seized 324 gm brown sugar.
Police also seized Rs 1.84 lakh cash from their possession.
The arrested will be taken on remand for five days, said STF DIG Jai Narayan Pankaj.
The contraband was being procured from Medianapur and Kolkata, he added.
Yesterday the STF had seized brown sugar worth over Rs 50 lakh from a peddler from the outskirts of the capital city.