Bhubaneswar: Two days after a woman drug peddler was arrested with 36 grams of brown sugar from Haladipadia slum under Laxmisagar police station here, Excise sleuths today arrested two youths and seized 15 grams of brown sugar near Kalinga Studio here.
Acting on a tipoff, a team of Excise sleuths spotted the two youths near Kaling Studio and during search 15 grams of brown sugar was found from their possession. The youths were immediately taken into custody.
On February 2, officials of Quick Action Team (QAT) and Laxminsagar police station raided the Haladipadia slum in the city and arrested Ruksana Begus alias Jema and found 36 grams of brown sugar from her possession.
Since this trade is very profitable, a major population of the Haldipadia does this business. The contrabands are being smuggled to other parts of the city from the slum through various methods. Brown sugar is smuggled to Bhubaneswar from Kolkata and Jaleswar by train. The peddlers are targeting youths.