Bhadrak, April 15: The Bhadrak police seized 10 grams of brown sugar and arrested three drug peddlers during a raid near Ranitala today.
The accused have been identified as Sitesh Patra of Balarampur under Satyabadi police limits, Rabin Das and Umakanta Mallick of Baulapokhari village.
Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted a raid when the accused were en-route to Bhadrak from Jaleswar. The officials seized brown sugar and other incriminating materials from their possession.
The police officials and STF have launched a massive crackdown on the illegal narcotics trade that seems to be flourishing in several parts of Odisha in recent times.