Bhubaneswar, Jan 19: The Special Task Force (STF) of state Crime Branch today seized brown sugar worth more than Rs 50 lakh from a peddleron the outskirts of Bhubaneswar today.
Police have also seized cash worth more than Rs 11 lakh from the peddler identified as Jamshed. Police said that Jameshed is staying at Haldi Padia slum under Laxmisagr police limits.
Police said that they nabbed Jamshed while he was transporting the contraband weighing more than 500 grams. “He was involved in brown sugar smuggling for past few years. He is being further interrogated to ascertain the place of procurement of the contraband,” said a police official.
Earlier the Odisha Police has seized brown sugar weighing 246.51 grams in a special drive against narcotics and psychotropic substances between January 6 and January 15.