Puri, Jan 7: Five persons were arrested in connection with the smuggling of brown sugar near Hunkareswar temple under Baselisahi police limits in Puri district.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of STF and Baselisahi police conducted a raid and seized 140 grams of brown sugar.
The estimated worth of the seized contraband is said to be around Rs 14 lakh.
Besides, brown sugar the police also seized a car and Rs 50,000 in cash from their possession.
“Five accused were arrested and will be forwarded to the court. Further investigation into this matter is underway”, said an official.