Bhubaneswar, Sep 28: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch has seized brown sigar worth Rs 1 crore from Bhubaneswar, the agency said today. Police have also arrested one person in this connection.
Police said that on the basis of intelligence input, a raid was conducted by team of STF with the help of Commissionerate Police near Sundarapda under Airfield police limits on Tuesday. During the raid, police seized brown sugar weighing 1.05 kilogram from the possession of Umesh Behera.
Behera has been forwarded to the court while further investigation is continuing to ascertain the source of procurement of the contraband.
“Special drive against narcotic drugs is continuing. Since 2020, STF has seized more than 58 kg of brown sugar, 202 gram cocaine and more than 111 quintals of ganja, 750 gram opium 750 gram. We have also arrested more than 159 drug dealers and peddlers,” said a police official.