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Two held for peddling brown sugar in city

Bhubaneswar: The Quick Action Team (QAT) of the Commissionerate police today seized 20 grams of brown sugar and arrested two persons for peddling drugs.

Sources said acting on a specific information, officers of the QAT rushed near the Jharpada over-bridge and nabbed the two persons near and during search 20 grams of brown sugar was found from their possession along with Rs 5,000 cash.

The arrested duo is the residents of Haladipadia slum under Laxmisagar police station. Haladipadia slum here has turned into a safe haven for drug peddlers.

Since this trade is very profitable, a major population of the Haldipadia does this business. Brown sugar is smuggled to Bhubaneswar from Kolkata and Jaleswar by train. The peddlers are targeting youths.

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