Bhubaneswar, Jan 6: Odisha Special Task Force (STF) on Saturday conducted a raid near JIO Petrol Pump in Nimapara of Puri district against illegal dealing of narcotic drugs and appreended a drug peddler in this connection.
The accused has been identified as Sujit Kumar Mohanty of Gualapada of Nimapada.
During search contraband brown sugar (Heroin) weighing 01 Kg 060 gram (1060 gm) and other incriminating materials were recovered and seized from his possession.
The accused person could not produce any valid authority in support of possession of such contraband materials, for which the accused person was arrested and will be forwarded to the court of Dist & Sessions Judge cum Spl. Judge, Puri
Special drive against narcotic drugs is continuing. Since 2020, STF has seized more than 75 Kg of Brown Sugar/Heroin, 202 Gram Cocaine and more than 116 quintals of Ganja/Marijuana, Opium 3 kg 630 gram and arrested more than 185 drug dealers/peddlers. STF also destroyed 62+ Kg of seized Brown sugar in last one year.